In 1247, the Kingdom of Aragón, created the 'Fueros de Aragón', a compilation of rules defining the legal status of the people of Aragon. The 'Fueros de Aragón' shaped one of the most progressive legal bodies of that age, at a time when concepts like liberty and democracy were far from their current status.
One of the institutions, the precursor of the modern day ombudsman - a position with Swedish origins - was the 'Justicia'. From its inauguration in 1283, the Justicia was a vehicle for defence of the liberties of individuals against the main powers of that time, the old States.
In 1591 Juan de Lanuza, the Justicia of Aragón, was decapitated by King Felipe II. Juan de Lanuza's crime was defending, in front of the King himself, the liberties and law of a single citizen of Aragon. Although the position of Justicia was abolished and only reinstated in modern times, with his death, the figure of Juan de Lanuza gained prominence in the collective memory of the people; a symbol of extraordinary efforts in the defence of liberty.
We at Aralegis, through the emblem of our company - the figure of the Justicia of Aragon - pay homage to this institution and, with pride in our Aragon origins, reflect the deep-rooted feelings Aragon's citizens hold about Law and Liberty.