Seventh Panel Session
Panel 1: Constitutional History, Authoritarian Rule and Transition to Democracy in Brazil and Comparative Perspective
Chair: Prof. Massimo Mecarelli (University of Macerata)
Speakers: Professor Cristiano Paixão, Prof. Leonardo Barbosa, Ms Claudia Paiva Carvalho, Ms Maria Pia Guerra (University of Brasilia)
Cristiano Paixão is Professor of Legal History and Constitutional Law at the University of Brasília Law School. Professor Paixão has an LLM from Federal University of Santa Catarina and a Doctor in Law degree from Federal University of Minas Gerais, with post-doctoral studies in historiography at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris and in modern history at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He was a visiting professor at the Master’s Program in Constitutional Law at Seville University, and has published extensively about constitutional history. He is a member of the Brazilian Amnesty Committee (Ministry of Justice), coordinator of the Anísio Teixeira Memory and Truth Commission (University of Brasília), and a prosecutor at the Public Labor Prosecutor’s Office.
Prof. Cristiano Paixão
University of Brasilia
Prof. Leonardo Barbosa
Training and Improvement Centre (CEFOR) of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia
Ms Claudia Paiva Carvalho
University of Brasilia
Transitional justice and sexual crimes in Latin America: an analysis of Brazil and comparative perspectives
Leonardo Barbosa is an expert in Brazilian constitutional matters and legislative affairs. He has been a legislative attorney with the Chamber of Deputies (the lower House in Brazilian Congress) since 2002, where he has served as chief of staff of the minority leadership, senior adviser for official conduct matters, and, since 2011, as an attorney to the Office of the Clerk. Barbosa is also a professor for the master’s in legislative studies at the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEFOR, Chamber of Deputies). His research interests involve: constitutional history and constitutional rights, election law, international law of human rights, and legislative process. He received his LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2000, and both his LLM (2005) and SJD (2009) from the University of Brasília. Barbosa was a Michigan Grotius Research Scholar during the 2014 summer and fall terms at the University of Michigan Law School.
Claudia Paiva Carvalho is a PhD student at the University of Brasilia and a researcher from the Observatory of the Rede Latino-Americana de Justiça de Transição (RLAJT, Latin American Transitional Justice Network). She was a researcher of the National Truth Commission and a member of the University of Brasília Truth Commission. Her research interests involve: constitutional history and constitutional rights, transitional justice, international law of human rights, and political theory. She received her LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2010, and her LLM from the University of Brasília in 2013.
Maria Pia Guerra is a PhD candidate at the University of Brasilia and a researcher from the Observatory of Rede Latino-Americana de Justiça de Transição (RLAJT, Latin American Transitional Justice Network). She was a consultant of the Brazilian Amnesty Commission in 2012-2013 and 2015, where she developed a research concerning the repression of social movements and the organization of police and public security during the Brazilian dictatorship. Her research interests involve: constitutional history and constitutional rights, transitional justice and political theory. She hold a LLB from the Federal University of Paraná, 2009, and a LLM from the University of Brasília, 2012.
Ms Maria Pia Guerra
University of Brasilia
Panel 2: 19th Century Private Law ‘Modernisation’
Chair: Prof. Barbara Biscotti (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Speakers: Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki), Prof. Marju Luts-Sootak & Dr Hesi Siimets-Gross (University of Tartu), Dr Dmitry Poldnikov (Higher School of Economics in Moscow), Ms Julie Rocheton (University Pantheon-Assas Paris 2)
Heikki Pihlajamäki is Professor of Comparative Legal History at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include comparative legal history of commercial law, legal modernization and procedural law in the early modern and modern periods. Pihlajamäki is the Articles Editor of Comparative Legal History
Dr. iur. Marju Luts-Sootak is professor of legal history at University of Tartu, Estonia. Her main research areas are history of law and legal scholarship in Estonia, former Baltic Sea provinces and the broader Baltic Sea area, especially Germany. Her teaching and research also concerns philosophy of law and history of jurisprudence, as well the theory and history of legal methodology. She has been involved as research fellow and as guest professor in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Latvia. She is a co-editor of the legal journal “Forum Historiae Juris” (www.forhistiur.de), as well as editor-in-chief of the Estonian legal journals “Juridica” and “Juridica International” (www.juridicainternational.eu). For further personal data and publications see:
Hesi Siimets-Gross, senior lecturer for legal history and roman law at the University of Tartu since 2012.
Prof. Marju Luts-Sootak
University of Tartu
Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki
University of Helsinki
Dr Hesi Siimets-Gross
University of Tartu
Julie Rocheton is a PhD candidate at University Pantheon-Assas Paris 2, in her research she focus on the 19th century American Civil Code and their link with the French Napoleonic Code. During the 2014-2015 academic year she was a Michigan Law Grotius Scholar and is now a teaching assistant at the Grenoble Law school.
Ms Julie Rocheton
University Pantheon-Assas Paris 2
Dr Dmitry Poldnikov
Higher School of Economics in Moscow
Panel 3: Migrations of People, Ideas and Legal Power
Chair: Prof. Bart Wauters, IE University in Madrid – Segovia
Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Balázs Pálvölgyi (Széchenyi István University in Budapest), Dr Virginia Amorosi (University of Naples Federico II), Mr Airton Ribeiro da Silva Júnior (University of Florence), Mr Francesco Campodonico (University of Genoa)
Dr Virginia Amorosi
University of Naples Federico II
Asoc. Prof. Balázs Pálvölgyi
Széchenyi István University
Mr Airton Ribeiro da Silva Júnior
University of Florence
Airton Ribeiro da Silva Júnior
Member of the European Society of Comparative Legal History.
Currently, PhD student at University of Florence, Italy, researching in the field of International Legal History.
Master’s degree, in Law and International Relations, at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2013-2015).
Bachelor’s degree in Law, Brazil (2008-2013).
Mr Francesco Campodonico
University of Genoa
Francesco Campodonico is a PhD’s candidate in Compared Constitutional Systems at the University of Genoa.