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Michael Freitas Mohallem
LLB, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2002), Postgraduate degree in Political Science, University of Brasília (2008), LLM in Public Law & Human Rights Law, University College London (2009), Visiting Scholar, The Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012), Visiting PhD Student, European University Institute (2012)
Currently PhD in Law Candidate (UCL), Visiting Lecturer in Comparative Human Rights Law (UCL), Laws Taught Graduate Dissertation Mentor (UCL), and Lecturer in Constitutional Law (Amer. Coll. of Brazilian Studies)
Research Topic: Incorporation of treaties, judicial dialogue and pluralism: the case of South America and the constitutionalisation of human rights
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Research Supervisors
LL.B., MSc, LL.M, PhD candidate, member of the Brazilian Bar, Lecturer in Constitutional Law. Main research interests lie in Comparative Constitutional Law and International Human Rights Law, with special focus on South American and developing states. Further interests include legal theory, mechanisms for democratic participation and parliamentary procedures.
Areas of Expertise

Comparative & Foreign Law, Public International Law, Public, Admin and Constitutional

Research Projects
Research Interests

Constitutional Law, Developing states, Human Rights, Parliamentary procedure, Public International Law, South America

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships
Professional Experience
  • 2002 - 2004: Sao Paulo City Hall (Youth Projects Coordinator)
  • 2003 - 2004: Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil (Constitutional Law Assistant Lecturer)
  • 2003 - 2008: IPESG-School of Government of São Paulo, Brazil (Lecturer in Human Rights)
  • 2005 - 2006: São Paulo City Council (Legal Advisor)
  • 2006 - 2008: Brazilian Senate, Office of the Leadership of the Federal Government (Senior Legal Advisor)
  • 2007 - 2008: Processus Faculty of Laws, Brasília, Brazil (Lecturer in Constitutional Law)
  • 2008 - 2009: UCL Centre on International Courts and Tribunals (Research Assistant)
  • 2009 - 2009: The Law Society of England and Wales (Research Supervisor)
  • 2010 : American College of Brazilian Studies, Orlando-USA (Lecturer in Constitutional Law)
  • 2010 - 2011: Brazilian Ministry of Justice, Legislative Affairs Department (Senior Legal Advisor)
  • 2010 - 2011: Opticon1826 (Laws Editor)
  • 2012 : Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (UK Reporter)
  • 2012 : European Student Law Journal for European and Comparative Law (Editor)
Public Engagements & Media Coverage
Interview to the Real Magazine about the new UK visa rules for Brazilian students
Debate: Revalidation of Foreign Diplomas in Brazil
Behind the “Express Coup D’Etat” – What Does it Mean for Paraguay & the Region?
The Brazilian International Press Awards - Europe 2011
Michael's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • The reception of International Human Rights Law into the Brazilian Legal System and the Constitutional Amendment n. 45/2004, Symposium “Persons with Disabilities Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: the current scenario”
Edited Volumes
  • Jurisdictional dialogue on human rights and the rise of the international network of constitutional courts (book chapter in portuguese. Co-authored with Dr Roberto Dias, Book editors Daniel Sarmento and Flávia Piovesan
Manuscripts in Preparation
  • The Committees for Participative Legislation: implementation of the popular initiative in Brazil. Dissertation for the MSc in Political Science. University of Brasília (2008)
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