DH – Human Rights
The Human Rights research group (DH) is dedicated to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research in the field of human rights and to fostering public engagement in human rights issues beyond the academy.
It draws on the expertise built by its predecessor – the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Human Rights (DH-CII) – while streamlining its research focus to prioritise four research strands which correspond to four key concerns in the implementation of human rights standards:
- equality and non-discrimination (gender, race, religion, disability, and age);
- health and bioethics (including medically assisted procreation, elderly care, privacy and informed consent);
- international migration and migrant integration (including cross-border migration, refugee protection, citizenship and cultural diversity); and
- human rights in a network society (including privacy and data protection).
DH fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, drawing members from different legal disciplines and from disciplines other than law (e.g. Sociology and Psychology). Also, its research strands allow for a number of collaborations across group lines within JusGov, such as research on Human Rights and Sustainable Development (with Glob), Human Rights and Electronic Profiling (with E-Tec and JusCrim), Gender Violence and Victimology (with JusCrim), and Citizenship and Migration (with CEDU).
DH contributes to the advanced training of young researchers through the Master Programme in Human Rights as well as through the organisation of regular workshops and seminars on ongoing research projects.
As part of its dissemination and outreach activities, DH continues the annual tradition of organizing a conference on International Human Rights Days and taking part in awareness-raising sessions hosted by junior high and high schools in the region. Since 2017, DH has published an online peer-reviewed journal – Yearbook in Human Rights – as a forum to promote human rights scholarship.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who hold a PhD
Teresa Coelho Moreira (Principal Investigator), Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, António Rui Braga Lemos Soares, Benedita Mac Crorie, Cristina Dias, Francisco Pacheco de Andrade, Gonçalo Nicolau Cerqueira Sopas de Melo Bandeira, Helena Grangeia, Irene Portela, Isa António, Madalena Sofia Alves de Oliveira, Maria Clara Calheiros , Maria de Assunção do Vale Pereira, Maria de Fátima Pacheco, Margarida Santos, Maria Leonor Machado Esteves, Mário Monte, Patrícia Jerónimo, Pedro Carlos da Silva Bacelar de Vasconcelos, Rossana Martingo da Costa Serra Cruz, and Sónia Moreira da Silva.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who do not hold a PhD
Ana Catarina Pontes, Ana Maria Coelho dos Santos Pereira Rodrigues, Alexandre Gonçalves Lippel, Ana Carolina Trindade Soares Cohen, Andreia Rute da Silva Baptista, Carlos Jorge Martins Ribeiro, Diana Sofia Araújo Coutinho, Diogo Alexandre de Paiva Manso Bastos dos Santos, Douglas Ribeiro Weber, Eva Cristina da Silva Gonçalves Macedo, Fanny Tittel-Mosser, Flávio Miguel Gonçalves Vicente, Gutemberg Alves de Araújo, Iran Chaves Garcia Junior, José Ribamar Fonseca Júnior, Mariana Schafhauser Boçon, Miriam Vieira da Rocha Frutuoso, Larissa Araújo Coelho, Letícia Oliveira, Luciano José Alvarenga, Magda Elsa de Araújo Cerqueira, Maira de Souza Almeida, Man Teng Iong, Marciele Berger Bernardes, Olívia Maria Cardoso Gomes, Rina Catalina Pazos Padilla and Rebaz Rasul Khdir.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
Ana Isabel Soares Quintas, Ana Rita Gil, Filipe Venade de Sousa, Henrique Curado, Hugo Espínola Mangueira, Isabel Maria Estrada Carvalhais, João Cardoso Rosas, José Noronha Rodrigues, Manuela Ivone Cunha, Maria Cristina dos Santos Pereira, Maria do Céu Pinto, Maria Elisabete Santos and Pedro Freitas.
2019 Training Sessions No. 1 and 2 (C.L.A.S.S.4EU project) | March 28-29, 2019
I Global Congress on Human Rights | January 16-19, 2019
International Conference – 70 years after the UDHR: More free and more equal? | December 4th 2018
Workshop – The participation of the defendant in the criminal procedure | November 30th 2018
Test-the-Training Session No 2 (C.L.A.S.S.4EU project) | November 26-27, 2018
I International Conference on Law and Bioethics | November 23rd 2018
Support for the Moldovan Call Centre for Migrants | April – November 2018
The Action is funded by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and is designed to support the Moldovan Bureau of Migration and Asylum (BMA) by addressing the operational needs of its Call Centre for Migrants. The Action will involve, for example, an assessment of the material and human resources available, the training of BMA staff members, the provision of bespoke software for the Call Centre and the drafting of the Call Centre Regulation. The Action will have a duration of seven months and a global financial input from ICMPD of 171.193,84 Euro.
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International Seminar on Democracy and Constitutionalism (Jurisdictional Issues) | October 22-23, 2018
Workshop – Medically Assisted Procreation | June 27th 2018
III Iberian Meeting of Labour Law | April 19-20, 2018