The Water Court

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The Water Court of Valencia Intangible Heritage of HumanityThe "Water Court of the Plain of Valencia", better known by its shortened name of  "Water Court" is without any doubt, the oldest existing justice institution in Europe.

It's a scientific meeting that discusses the management of water and water resources in the Iberian Peninsula during ancient, Roman, Visigothic, and Muslim, from the field of structural and architectural development, as well as their legal status, jurisdiction and economic development.

We must not get to the erroneous conclusion that it is a folk and ineffective institution that tradition has bequeathed us: therefore , after that simplicity and simplicity of operation, devoid of complicated protocols and legal formulas, a model of justice that farmer from the plain has been respected in an ancient institution that has survived all legislative reforms.

We must not get to the erroneous conclusion that it is a folk and ineffective institution that tradition has bequeathed us: therefore , after that simplicity and simplicity of operation, devoid of complicated protocols and legal formulas, a model of justice that farmer from the plain has been respected in an ancient institution that has survived all legislative reforms.

Our Millennial institution remains appreciated for its uniqueness and perfect operation constituting today, without a doubt, one of the most precious cultural heritage of Valencia.

For these and other reasons the Tribunal de las Aguas de la Vega de Valencia was recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 2009.

The second clip, The Court of Watersprovides a brief history about the institution.

More info: http://www.tribunaldelasaguas.org/en/ 
Produced by: El Tribunal de las Aguas
Year: 2013
Language: Spanish & English
Region: Spain

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