Department: Derecho Público

Centre: Facultad de Derecho. Sección Bizkaia

Campus: Bizkaia


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Doctor by the Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea with the thesis Delitos de odio y ciberodio en el código penal de 1995. Especial atención a la relación entre el subtipo agravado del art. 510.3 CP y la agravante genérica del art. 22.4 CP 2021. Supervised by Dr. Enara Garro Carrera, Dr. Jon Mirena Landa Gorostiza.

Iñigo GORDON BENITO is a Lecturer in Criminal law and a member of the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Public Authorities of the University of the Basque Country. His research activity is focused on hate crimes, hate speech and online identity theft. In November 2021, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled «Hate crimes and cyberhate in the Spanish Criminal Code. Special attention devoted to the generic aggravating circumstance of Article 22.4 and the aggravated subtype of Article 510.3». He is currently part of the Hate Crime Research Group working team, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, which runs from 1 September 2021 to 1 September 2025 (Title of the Project: Hate crimes in Spain: pending challenges; Reference: I+D+I PID2020-115320GB-100). In 2018 he carried out a research stay at Oxford Brookes University (UK). In April 2021, he carried out a new research stay at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (Germany). He is a hired postdoctoral researcher as of 26 June 2022. He has been certified as an Assistant Lecturer/Professor in May 2023. In June 2023, he published his book “Hate crimes and cyberhate. A review of the possibilities of criminal filtering of speech through Articles 22.4 and 510 of the Spanish Criminal Code” with the publishing house Tirant lo Blanch. Link: