Prof Landa is currently Associate Professor in Criminal Law at the Basque Country University (Euskadi, Spain). His principal lines of research deal with racism, xenophobia and discrimination, as well as hate crimes, crimes against humanity and terrorism crimes.
He has been in Hamburg (2000 DAAD), Heidelberg (2004 DAAD) as well as at the University of Cambridge-Lauterpatch Centre for International Law (UK, 2010, 2011,2012) as visiting fellow.
He was awarded with the Vom Humboldt research fellow in November 2005. Prof Landa has been Director of the Human Rights Office of the Basque Government (Justice Department) from November 2005 until Mai 2009.
At the moment he is director of a research team funded by the Spanish (I+D+I DER2009-08167) and the Basque Governments (IT 540-10) analyzing the system of criminal sanctions with a comparative approach.