Filipe Venade de Sousa
Degree in Law from Universidade Lusíada do Porto.
MSc in Human Rights from the University of Minho Law School.
PhD in Public Juridical Sciences by the Law School of the University of Minho.
It is an active member of the deaf community and its associative movement in Portugal and, consequently, in the fight for the rights and interests of deaf people and the recognition of Portuguese sign language as a fundamental right.
Member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC), integrating the Portuguese Section of ANESC coordinated by Prof. Catarina Santos Botelho, from the Porto Catholic Law School.
Vice-President of the Portuguese Mechanism for Monitoring the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Council of Ministers Resolution No. 68/2014)
- Constitutional Law and International Human Rights Law
- Fundamental Rights of persons with disabilities
- Protection of linguistic minorities and rights of deaf people
- Multilevel human rights system in the international and European system
This researcher belongs to DH.
Books and book chapters
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Portuguese Legal Order – Contribution to the Understanding of the Jusfundamental statute (text in Portuguese). Coimbra: Almedina Editora, November, 2018.
- The control of conventionality as an element characteristic of the international responsibility of the State. In Pereira, Maria de Assunção do Vale (coord.) – International Responsibility Issues. Braga: Minutes of the Conference held at the University of Minho Law School on December 4, 2015. September, 2016, pp. 157-171.
- The Fundamental Rights of Deaf People. In the light of Article 74 (2) (h) of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic and of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Coimbra: Almedina Editoria, July, 2014.
- Os cuidados de saúde inclusivos e condignos e as singularidades humanas das pessoas surdas e com deficiência. Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisboa). V Jornadas Internacionais de Enfermagem – July 10th, 2018.
- The interaction between the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic under the pro homine principle. In the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2017) [e-book]. Lisbon: Center for Judicial Studies, 2017, pp. 27-31.
- The Sign Language and Courts: How to Make Communication Effective. In the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2016) [e-book]. Lisbon: Center for Judicial Studies, 2017, pp. 61-77.
- The Conventionality Control of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Portuguese View. Brazil: Revista dos Tribunais, vol. No. 938, Dec., 2013, pp. 183-213.
- Persons with disabilities within the framework of constitutional and international internormativity, Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University – Porto, on April 13, 2018.
- The interaction between the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic under a pro homine approach. Type A Training Action “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, organized by the Center for Judicial Studies, on May 26, 2017.
- The Convention on Disability 10 years later: Research, Policies and Practices, organized by the Observatory for Disability and Human Rights of ISCSP-ULisboa, on December 13, 2016.
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Legal Status of Deaf People, International Conference on Inclusion, June 5, 2013, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria.
- The role / importance of Parliament Channels in the parliamentary, political and partisan information of deaf people, National Seminar “COMMUNICATION SPECIFICITIES IN EDUCOMMUNICATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Relationship and Interaction in Inclusive Human Development”, June, 2013, Lusófona University of Lisbon.
- The effective guarantee of Fundamental Rights in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, May 24, 2013, University of Minho Law School.