JusLab – Justice Lab
JusGov’s Justice Lab is designed to bridge the gap between academia and legal practice by offering a forum for discussion and collaboration among legal scholars and practitioners (including judges, attorneys, court officials, policy makers and civil society organisations), with the goal of contributing to create a more effective and humane justice system.
It aims to develop original research, test new ideas, and provide expertise to policymakers on avenues for legal reform, drawing on previous and ongoing research projects. Its research will focus on three main subjects:
- Judicial Decision-Making;
- Court Innovation;
- Justice and Social Change (comprising multilevel jurisdictions studies and family conflict).
Under the 1st heading, the group will explore the process of judicial decision-making (in particular, fact-finding and evidence assessment), judicial attitudes, the judicial process, judicial appointments, training and education of judges and attorneys.
Under the 2nd heading, the group will conduct research designed to help plan, implement and evaluate new policies, practices, and technologies that can better respond to the challenges of a Justice 4.0.
Under the 3rd heading, the group will study the challenges to the justice system brought about by social change, including cross-border family lives, Diasporas and cultural diversity, multilevel jurisdictions, etc.
These research topics are covered by a number of projects which are ongoing or pending funding, such as C.L.A.S.S.4EU (which involves training sessions on family law regulations for Cross-border Lawyers and Social Services); LAN – European Legal Authors Network (to create a cross-border network of experts in Private International Law); InclusiveCourts (to assess the case law of Portuguese courts in cases involving ethnic or religious minorities and/or cultural arguments); Collaborative Lab ProChild – Against Poverty and Social Exclusion (focused on the judicial protection of children).
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who hold a PhD
Maria Clara Calheiros (Principal Investigator), Ana Flávia Messa, Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves, Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, António Rui Braga Lemos Soares, Benedita Mac Crorie, Carlos Amorim, Cristina Dias, Flávia Noversa Loureiro, Irene da Silva Ferreira Gomes, Isa António, Isabel Fonseca, Joana Maria Madeira de Aguiar e Silva, Joana Rita de Sousa Covelo de Abreu, Joaquim Rocha, José Marco Tayah, Manuel José Carrilho de Simas Santos, Marco Filipe Carvalho Gonçalves, Margarida Santos, Maria de Assunção do Vale Pereira, Maria Elizabeth Moreira Fernandez, Maria Leonor Machado Esteves, Mário Monte, Patrícia Jerónimo, Pedro Jacob Morais, Ricardo Alexandre Sousa da Cunha, Rossana Martingo da Costa Serra Cruz and Sónia Moreira da Silva.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit who do not hold a PhD
Alexande Lopes, Ana Isa Dias Meireles, André Luiz Staack, Andreia Barbosa, Hugo Flores, Ines Querubina Ceni, João Diogo Ferreira, José Carlos Vegar Alves Velho, Luís Manuel Pica, Magda Elsa de Araújo Cerqueira, Maira de Souza Almeida, Márcia Antunes Gomes, Maria Angelina Ferreira Teixeira, Maria João Bogas Ermida Lourenço, Miriam Vieira da Rocha Frutuoso, Murilo Strätz, Rina Catalina Pazos Padilla and Tiago João Lopes Gonçalves de Azevedo.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
Andréa Moraes Lago, António Colaço Filho, Cristiana Teixeira Santos, Elaine Gonçalves W. Souza, Manuela Ivone Cunha, Paula Quintas, Pedro Freitas, Rebaz Rasul Khdir, Ricardo Menna Barreto and Tatiana Severino.
COURSE ON TAX EXECUTION AND OFFENCES | June 22, 24, 26 and 29 & July 1 and 3, 2020
I Symposium on Tax Proceedings | June 17th 2020
Colloquium Online – Inventory Process | May 22nd 2020
(Partial) Translation of the Portuguese Tax procedure Code | 2019 – 2020
JusGov’s researcher Joaquim Freitas da Rocha has supervised Anabela Ribeiro master’s thesis on Multilingual Translation and Communication at University of Minho. Such thesis was concluded on the context of a partnership between the Institute of Arts and Humanities (ILCH), the School of Law, the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) and the Tax and Customs Authority (TA), and includes the translation of a significant part of the Portuguese Tax procedure Code, available for download on the following link.
This scientific work represents a very relevant tool, since it gives an answer to a constant request made by foreign economic agents operating in Portugal and by the partners of Portugal in the European Union.
International Workshop Gender, Law and Literature | May 13th 2019
LUSO-ARGENTINA DAY OF PROCEDURAL LAW | April 16th 2019
Today’s Courts: A Luso-Brazilian perspective | April 12th 2019
International Conference – Contemporary Challenges to Forensic Genetics in Society | November 12th-14th 2018
IV Conference Reform of the Administrative and Fiscal Jurisdiction | June 22nd 2018