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Flávia Piovesan

Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University of São Paulo

Biography

Flávia Piovesan is a professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University of São Paulo and in the Human Rights post-graduate programmes of the Catholic University of São Paulo and the Catholic University of Paraná. She also teaches at the Human Rights and Development Programme of Pablo de Olavide University (Spain) and at PhD Program of University of Buenos Aires. She holds a masters and a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo. She was a visiting fellow of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School in 1995. She returned to the programme in 2000 and 2002. In 2005 she was a human rights fellow at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford. In 2007, 2008 and 2015 she was a visiting fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany). From 2009 to 2014 she has been a Humboldtian fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany). She has been a São Paulo State Attorney since 1991 and the coordinator of the São Paulo State Attorney-General’s Office Working Group on Human Rights from 1996 to 2001. In 2016, she was appointed Special Secretary for Human Rights by the President of the Republic. She was a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), the National Council in Defence of the Rights of the Human Person (CDDPH), the Justice and Peace Commission, the Association of Democratic Constitutional Lawyers and the SUR – Human Rights University Network. She was a member of the governing board of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS). She was a former member of the UN High Level Task Force on the implementation of the right to development and a former member of the OAS Working Group for monitoring the San Salvador Protocol on social, economic and cultural rights.

Recent Relevant Publications

  1. 2023
    Human Rights Topics
    12th edition (12th ed.). São Paulo - SP: Saraiva JUR. (Portuguese)
    Piovesan, F. (2023)
  2. 2022
    Freedom and Consensual Solutions:
    A Path of Strategic Litigation. Human Rights and Democracy Journal, 10, e12143. (Portuguese)
    Serva, C. P. P., & Piovesan, F. (2022)
  3. 2022
    Impact of the Inter-American System of Human Rights on the Protection of the LGBTI+ Population
    Journal of the Law School (UFPR), 67, 153. (Portuguese)
    Piovesan, F., Fachin, M. G., & Taques, J. D. V. B. (2022)
  4. 2018
    Companies and Human Rights (1st ed.). Salvador:
    Juspodivm Publisher. (Portuguese)
    Piovesan, F., Soares, I. V. P. (Eds.), & Torelly, M. D. (Eds.). (2018)