Oscar Vilhena Vieira

Oscar Vilhena Vieira
Academic Master's Degree
Justice and Constitution Center
Grupo de Direitos Humanos e Empresas

Oscar Vilhena Vieira has Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Sao Paulo; a LL.M. from Columbia University in New York; a B.A. in law from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo; and made his post-doctoral studies at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, at Oxford University. Oscar Vilhena Vieira is the Dean of the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (DIREITO SP), where he teaches Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Law and Development. He was legal adviser for the Center for the Studies of Violence of the University of Sao Paulo (1990-1996) and executive secretary of the Teotonio Vilela Commission for Human Rights (1989-1991). He served as state attorney for Sao Paulo (1993-2003) and as executive secretary of the United Nations Latin American Institute in Brazil (1997-2002). In 2000 he founded and directed Conectas Human Rights and the Pro Bono Institute. He has written several books and academic articles on constitutional law, human rights and law and development. Oscar is member of several civil society organizations and academic programs advisory boards, including OSI - Human Rights board, Pro Bono Institute, ANDI (National Agency for the Rights of Children), Law School´s Global League (president). Since 2004, Oscar Vieira has been Ashoka Global Fellow and Avina Leader. Oscar Vieira has also being an active pro bono lawyer in several human rights cases at the Brazilian Supreme Court.


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