Cultural Law

Culture constitutes the set of distinctive, spiritual and material, intellectual and affective features that characterize a society or a social group, encompassing the arts and letters, ways of life, ways of living together and interacting, value systems , traditions and beliefs. It is part of our being and identity. It provides us with patterns of behavior; standing as the reflection of the development of society. It influences how we interpret actions, how we think and behave. Without culture, there is no possible sustainable development, which is why it must be included in all development policies. Cultural heritage, creative cultural activities, and culture in general are facilitators and drivers of the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

By virtue of this, in the Ibero-American Association of Law, Culture and Environment we assume the commitment to “Work in the defense, promotion and training in democratic and republican values, based on the right to diversity, preservation and cultural development as a trait spiritual, material, intellectual and affective distinctive that characterizes a society and its relationship with the environment”, “Work in the defense and promotion of cultural heritage, respecting and highlighting the multiplicity of ways in which the cultures of the groups are manifested. and societies”, “Provide spaces for cultural promotion and exchange at the local and international level, within a framework of respect, tolerance, dialogue and cooperation” and “Promote training, courses, exhibitions, and educational programs in pursuit of strengthening interest in the cultural and natural heritage of society in general, and young people in particular.

"La cultura es el ejercicio profundo de la Identidad"

Julio Cortazar

Creativity contributes to the construction of dynamic, innovative and prosperous societies, and to the circulation and enrichment of ideas, which become useful tools for society and lead to improvements for the most vulnerable groups. Cultural diversity, understood as the multiplicity of forms in which cultures and peoples express themselves, becomes indispensable for the formation of a varied world with multiple possibilities.

Our visión

Through culture, humanity expresses its conception of the world, of the environment in which it develops and with which it interacts, evidencing it as a more than determining and influential factor in the creative process. Cultural heritage is the heritage of the past, which is made up of memory, history and traditions of a society.

That is why cultural manifestations are the reflection of the evolution and transformation of society, and a sign of identity, expressing themselves through various forms throughout the history of humanity. Precious historical monuments and museums, even traditional rites and art in general, enrich our daily life in many ways.

Our objectives

Development and preservation

Position culture at the core of development through different actions.

Promote programs that promote the preservation of cultural heritage.


Promote and facilitate artistic-cultural activities

Promote communication channels between cultural references and society in general


Implement training and training spaces in the different artistic-cultural manifestations

The environment and our cultural heritage

Following a natural disaster or armed conflict, communities have found in their cultural heritage an essential element of material and psychological support, providing them with a sense of identity, dignity and empowerment. An engine to rebuild the economy and society and promote tolerance and reconciliation, strengthening the resilience of the community.

Therefore, the deterioration or disappearance of a cultural and/or natural heritage asset constitutes an impoverishment for society, so the protection, promotion and maintenance of cultural diversity are an essential condition for sustainable development for the benefit of all. current and future generations.



María de los Ángeles Berretino


President of AIDCA

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She is a lawyer, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, she has specialized in the Regime and Policy of Natural Resources and the Environment at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires; the Updating Program in Oil and Natural Gas Law, and the Updating Program in Art Law and Cultural Legislation, both from the Buenos Aires Law School. Diploma in Management of Cultural Projects, from the National University of Quilmes.

He is an Ordinary Member of the Law Institute of Ecology, Environment and Natural and Energy Resources, of the Public Bar Association of the Federal Capital and Member of the Environmental Law Institute of the Argentine Association of Constitutional Justice, he was a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. Awarded by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (First Place – Chinese Culture, 1999).

She is also an advisor to Non-Profit Civil Associations and Foundations, which work in the areas of childhood, education, social inclusion, gender and the environment. He has worked in the private business sphere and in the cultural area, where he has participated in numerous publications. She is co-director of the Ibero-American Journal of Law, Culture and Environment.

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The meetings of the Institute are held at the call of the authorities, in person and simultaneously through virtual platforms, so as to guarantee the active participation of resident and non-resident members in the region corresponding to the headquarters of the Association. The joining link will be sent to members at their email address reported on the membership application form that can be downloaded below.

Being a member

Members who wish to apply for membership in the Institute can download the corresponding form and send it by email to accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

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