Ernesto Garzón Valdés has a PhD from the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and honorary doctorates from the universities of Valencia, Alicante, Helsinki, Valparaíso (Chile), Santa Fe (Argentina), Buenos Aires and Palermo (Argentina). Emeritus Professor at the University of Mainz (Germany) and Goethe Medal of the Goethe Institute (Munich). Corresponding member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires and the National Academy of Law of Córdoba (Argentina). Since 1990, he has been a visiting professor at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. President of Fundación Coloquio Jurídico Europeo (Madrid) and the Tampere Club (Finland) dedicated to the study of problems related to the development of democracy.
Author of various books and a large number of articles published in more than five languages and in more than 20 countries, his work has influenced several generations of European and Latin American jurists. Some of his most outstanding contributions have dealt with the theory of democracy, fundamental rights as a “coto vedado/forbidden domain" or restrictions on the democratic will, legal paternalism, tolerance, the stability of political systems, and multiculturalism, among others. others. In addition, he is co-editor of “El derecho y la Justicia”, Vol. 11 of Enciclopedia Iberoamericana de Filosofía.