Benedita Ferreira da Silva Mac Crorie

Email bcrorie@direito.uminho.pt

Phone +351 253 601 853

Benedita Mac Crorie graduated in Law in 2000, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto. She teaches at the University of Minho since January 2001. In 2011, she obtained her PHD degree in the area of ​​Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Nova University in Lisbon. She is currently a member of the Direction of the Master in Human Rights.

  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Bioethics/Biolaw

This Researcher belongs to DH, GLOB, and JUSLAB.

Publications

  • “Novamente o princípio da dignidade da pessoa humana e a Procriação Medicamente Assistida: análise do Acórdão n.º 225/2018 do Tribunal Constitucional”, (Again the human dignity principle and medically assisted procreation: commentary on Constitutional Court Judgment n.º 225/2018), in BENEDITA MAC CRORIE – EVA SÓNIA MOREIRA – MIRIAM ROCHA (coord.), Temas de Direito e Bioética, Vol. I., Novas questões do Direito da Saúde, Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho, 2018.
  • “O princípio da dignidade da pessoa humana e a Procriação Medicamente Assistida” (Human dignity and medically assisted procreation),  in LUÍSA NETO – RUTE TEIXEIRA PEDRO (coord.) Debatendo a Procriação Medicamente Assistida, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto, Porto, 2018, pp. 55 – 62 (e-book, ISBN:978-989-746-154-5).
  • “O princípio da dignidade da pessoa humana e a Procriação Medicamente Assistida: comentário ao Acórdão n.º 101/2009 do Tribunal Constitucional” (Human dignity and medically assisted procreation: commentary on Constitutional Court Judgment n.º 101/2009), in JORGE REIS NOVAIS – TIAGO FIDALGO DE FREITAS, A dignidade da pessoa humana na justiça constitucional, Almedina, Coimbra, 2018, pp. 235 – 258.
  • “Os limites da renúncia a direitos fundamentais nas relações entre particulares – algumas notas” (The limits of the waiver of fundamental rights in horizontal relations: some reflections), in CLÁUDIA SOFIA MELO FIGUEIRAS, ISABEL CELESTE MONTEIRO FONSECA, JOAQUIM FREITAS DA ROCHA, PEDRO MADEIRA FROUFE (coord.), Estudos em Homenagem ao Senhor Prof. Doutor António Cândido de Oliveira, Almedina,Coimbra, 2017.
  • “O princípio da dignidade da pessoa humana na Constituição da República Portuguesa de 1976”, (Human Dignity principle in the Portuguese Constitution) in MANUEL AFONSO VAZ – CATARINA SANTOS BOTELHO – LUÍS HELENO TERRINHA – PEDRO COUTINHO (coord.), Jornadas nos quarenta anos da Constituição da República Portuguesa. Impacto e evolução, Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, 2017, pp. 103 – 112.
  • “O Direito Europeu e a Perturbação da Ordem Jurídica Portuguesa (European Law and the disturbance of the Portuguese Legal Order), in Ângelo Viglianisi Ferraro (coord.), L’Influenza del Diritto Europeo Sugli Ordenamenti Nazionali, Aracne editrice, Ariccia, 2017, pp. 33 – 42 (together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira).
  • “A dádiva de sangue por homens que têm relações sexuais com homens na ordem jurídica portuguesa” (Blood donation by men who have sex with other men in the portuguese legal system), together with Rita Sousa Costa, in PATRÍCIA JERÓNIMO (coord.), Temas de Investigação em Direitos Humanos para o Século XXI, Edição Comemorativa do 10.º Aniversário do Mestrado em Direitos Humanos da Universidade do Minho, Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho, 2016.
  • “Deve o Estado ser neutro? As questões difíceis do aborto e da eutanásia” (Should the State be neutral? The hard cases of abortion and eutanásia), in BENEDITA MAC CRORIE – NUNO MANUEL PINTO OLIVEIRA (coord.), Pessoa, Direito e Direitos. Colóquios 2014/2015. Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Direitos Humanos, 2016, pp. 25 – 34 (e-book, ISBN: 978-989-97492-2-1, available for download).
  • “A vinculação dos particulares aos direitos fundamentais e os contratos de longa duração”(The horizontal effect of fundamental rights and life-time contracts), in BENEDITA MAC CRORIE – NUNO MANUEL PINTO OLIVEIRA (coord.), Pessoa, Direito e Direitos. Colóquios 2014/2015. Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Direitos Humanos, 2016, pp. 151 – 162 (e-book, ISBN: 978-989-97492-2-1, available for download).
  • “A (ir)renunciabilidade dos direitos de personalidade” (Can personality rights be waived?), in BENEDITA MAC CRORIE – NUNO MANUEL PINTO OLIVEIRA (coord.), Pessoa, Direito e Direitos. Colóquios 2014/2015. Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Direitos Humanos, 2016, pp. 263 – 274 (e-book, ISBN: 978-989-97492-2-1, available for download).
  • “Os Direitos Sociais em crise?”(Social rights in crisis?), in AAVV, Estudos em Comemoração dos 20 anos da Escola de Direito da UM, Coimbra Editora, Coimbra, 2014, pp. 115 – 126.
  • “Conselho de Estado” (Council of State), in Jorge Bacelar Gouveia – Francisco Pereira Coutinho (org.), Enciclopédia da Constituição Portuguesa, Quid Iuris, Lisboa, 2013.
  • “Os direitos sociais em crise?”(Social rights in crisis?), in Pedro Gonçalves – Carla Amado Gomes – Filipa Calvão – Helena Melo (coord.), A crise e o Direito Público, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, 2013.

 Colective works (coordination)

  •  Temas de Direito e Bioética, Vol. I., Novas questões do Direito da Saúde, (Themes of Law and Bioethics, Vol. I., New issues in Health Law) Escola de Direito da Universidade do Minho, 2018, together with Eva Sónia Moreira e Miriam Rocha (e-book ISBN: 9789895403264).
  • X Encontro de Professores de Direito Público (10th Meeting of Public Law Professors), Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, 2017, together with Anabela Leão, Ana Gouveia Martins and Patrícia Fragoso Martins (e-book ISBN: 9789898722256).
  • IX Encontro de Professores de Direito Público (9th Meeting of Public Law Professors), Universidade Católica Editora, Lisboa, 2017, together with Anabela Leão, Ana Gouveia Martins e Patrícia Fragoso Martins (e-book ISBN: 9789725405406).
  • Pessoa, Direito e Direitos. Colóquios 2014/2015 (Person, Law, Rights. Colloquia 2014/2015),Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Direitos Humanos, 2016, together with Nuno Manuel Pinto Oliveira (e-book, ISBN: 978-989-97492-2-1, available for download).

Communications

  • December 13, 2018, IV International Conference Chair Innocent III “Migrants and refugees in the Law. Historic evolution, current situation and unsolved questions”. Presentation on the subject: “Refugees in, migrants out? Political dilemmas concerning a legal concept”, together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira –Faculty of Law at the Múrcia Catholic University;
  • November 23, 2018, International Conference “New issues in Health Law”, organizes by the JusGov Research Centre. Presentation on the subject: “Again the human dignity principle and medically assisted procreation: commentary on Constitutional Court Judgment n.º 225/2018” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • October 27, 2018, Conference “Social Europe: the possibility of a Basic Universal Income”. organized by the Secretary of State for European Affairs, in partnership with Forum Demos, the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), the Porto Regional Center of the Portuguese Catholic University, the University of Minho and the University of Porto. Presentation on the subject: “UBI from a legal point of view”, together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira and Catarina Santos Botelho.
  • June 27, 2018, Workshop “Medically assisted procreation: some reflections on the recent judgement by the Constitutional Court”, organized by the Research Center for Justice and Governance (JusGov). Presentation on the subject: “The constitutional Court decision and the human dignity principle” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • June 21, 2018, International colloquium “Nudging and Paternalistic Societies: Free Choice and Subtle Determinism, organized by the Economic Policies Research Unit. Presentation on the subject: “The legitimacy of the protection of the individual against himself” – School of Economics and Management at the Minho University;
  • June 8, 2018, Training action “Administrative Law Topics”, organized by the Centre for Judicial Studies. Presentation on the subject: “The protection of rights, freedoms and guarantees by Administrative Courts”, together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira – Porto Court of Appeal;
  • March 22, 2018, Workshop “Judicial Protection and Social Rights in times of crisis: a comparative perspective”, Presentation on the subject: “Living inside the crisis: are social rights to be taken seriously?” (drafted together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira) – Faculty of Law at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona;
  • November 22, 2017, International colloquium: “Constitutionalism in a Plural World”, Presentation on the subject “Margin of appreciation and Bioethics” – School of Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto School);
  • September 21, 2017, Conference with ILO, organized by the Centre for Judicial Studies. Presentation on the subject: “Dignified work and human dignity” – Centre for Judicial Studies;
  • July 6, 2017, Conference “Courts, Power, Public Law”, organized by ICON-S, International Society of Public Law. Presentation on the subject: “Margin of appreciation and Bioethics” – Faculty of Law at the Copenhagen University;
  • June 15, 2017, Conference “Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, Democracy and Social Europe”. Presentation on the subject: “Human Dignity, Paternalism and Religious Symbols”, drafted together with Anabela Costa Leão – European University Institute, in Florence;
  • June 9, 2017, Coloquium “Law and Interculturalism/Law and Cultural Conflicts”, Nanterre Network Annual Meeting. Presentation on the subject: “Intercultural societies and the ban of religious symbols: is State paternalism a legitimate aim?”, drafted together with Anabela Costa Leão – School of Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto School);
  • May 26, 2017, Intermational Conference “Migrant Workers”. Presentation on the subject: “Dignified work as an expression of the human dignity principle” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • April 26, 2017, Workshop “Vertical Domains”. Presentation on the subject: “State paternalism: individual responsibility and the duty to protect health” – School of Medicine at the Minho University;
  • March 16, 2017, Seminar “Debating Medically Assisted Procreation”, organized by the Centro de Investigação Jurídico-Económica da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto. Presentation on the subject: “Human dignity and medically assisted procreation” – Faculty of Law at the Porto University;
  • December 7, 2016, Colloquium “Euthanasia: an overlapping consensus?” organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject: “Euthanasia for whom?” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • November 7, 2016, Conference “Portugal, Futuro com direitos”, organized by the portuguese Parliament. Presentation on the subject: “Human dignity and fundamental rights” – Faculty of Law at  the Porto University;
  • October 21, 2016, “International Meeting: Braga e Santiago de Compostela Academies”. Presentation on the subject: “The human dignity principle” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • October 6, 2016, Conference “40th anniversary of the Portuguese Constitution”. Presentation on the subject: “Human dignity in the portuguese Constitution” – School of Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (Porto School);
  • June 17, 2016, Conference “Borders, Otherness and Law”, organized by ICON-S, International Society of Public Law. Presentation on the subject: “Religious symbols, paternalism and protection of the individual from himself”, drafted together with Anabela Costa Leão –  Humboldt University in Berlin;
  • April 8, 2016, International Health Conference. Presentation on the subject: “Living Wills” – Faculty of Health at Aveiro University;
  • December 14, 2015, Colloquium “Human dignity and private law. Should we rethink personality rights?, organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject: “Can personality rights be waived?” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • November 27, 2015, Colloquium “Economic crisis, Europeanization: constitutional intersections”, organized by ELSA – The European Law Students Association – Uminho. Presentation on the subject: “Fundamental rights: reflexions in times of crisis” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • October 30, 2015, Human Rights Symposium, organized by the Master in Human Rights students. Presentation on the subject: “Blood donation by homosexuals in the portuguese legal system” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • September 29, 2015, International Colloquium “Contract Formation: between Contractual Freedom and the Prohibition of Abusive Clauses”, organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject “The horizontal effect of fundamental rights as a limit to contractual freedom” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • May 15, 2015, International Colloquium “Around Life Time Contracts”, organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject “The horizontal effect of fundamental rights and life-time contracts” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • April 18, 2015, Seventh Conference of Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, on “Pluralism and Right”, organized by the Portuguese Association of Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Presentation on the subject: “State paternalism (and the legitimacy of the protection of the individual against himself)” – Faculty of Law at the Lisbon University;
  • March 30, 2015, International Workshop “Independence of the judiciary in Europe: a comparative review”. Presentation on the subject: “Independence of the judiciary in Europe – the Portuguese case” – Faculty of Law at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona;
  • December 12, 2014, International Colloquium “Celebrating 20 Years of Life’s Dominion [Ronald Dworkin])”, organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject: “Should the State be neutral? The hard cases of abortion and euthanasia” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • May 27, 2014, Conference “Social Rights, Fundamental Rights”, organized by the CIIDH. Presentation on the subject: “Social rights in the Constitutional Court Jurisprudence” – School of Law at the Minho University.

Organization of scientific events

  • December 4, 2018, together with Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, organized the International Conference for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “Seventy years after UDHR – more free and more equal?” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • November 23, 2018, together with Sónia Moreira and Miriam Frutuoso, organized the International Conference “New Issues in Health Law” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • June 27, 2018, together with Sónia Moreira and Miriam Frutuoso organized a workshop on: “Medically assisted procreation: some reflections on the recent judgement by the Constitutional Court”, organized by the Research Center for Justice and Governance (JusGov).” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • January 26 and 27, 2018, together with Anabela Leão, Patrícia Fragoso Martins and Ana Gouveia Martins, organized the 11th Meeting of Public Law Professors – Faculty of Law at the Porto University;
  • June 23, 2017, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the conference; “Who controls the method in Europe? ECJU’s decision from 19th April (Rasmussen)” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • January 27 and 28, 2017, together with Anabela Leão, Patrícia Fragoso Martins and Ana Gouveia Martins, organized the 10th Meeting of Public Law Professors – Faculty of Law at the Lisbon University;
  • December 07, 2016, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the International Colloquium: “Euthanasia: an overlapping consensus?” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • January 22 and 23, 2018, together with Anabela Leão, Patrícia Fragoso Martins and Miguel Prata Roque, organized the 9th Meeting of Public Law Professors – School of Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon School);
  • December 14, 2015, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the Colloquium “Human dignity and private law. Should we rethink personality rights?” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • September 29, 2015, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the International Colloquium “Contract Formation: between Contractual Freedom and the Prohibition of Abusive Clauses” – School of Law at the Minho University;
  • May 15, 2015, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the International Colloquium “Around Life Time Contracts” – Law School at the Minho University;
  • December 12, 2014, together with Nuno Pinto Oliveira, organized the International Colloquium “Celebrating 20 Years of Life’s Dominion [Ronald Dworkin])” – School of Law at the Minho University.