Oscar Vilhena Vieira
Dean of the Sao Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Law and Development. He is a Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, an LL.M. from Columbia University, New York, an M.A. and PhD in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP), and post-doctoral studies at the Centre for Brazilian Studies - St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, where he received the Sergio Vieira de Mello scholarship. He served as the state attorney for São Paulo, was executive director of the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD) in Brazil, he was the executive secretary of the Teotonio Vilela Commission for Human Rights, legal adviser for the Center for the Studies of Violence (USP). He participated in the Human Rights and Latin American Councils of the Open Society Foundation (OSF). He currently participates in the Councils of Ethos Institute, the Fair Trials organization, and Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). He also was a founding member of Conectas Human Rights, Pro Bono Institute, and Law Schools Global League (LSGL). He was a Global Fellow of the Brazil Institute of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is also a founding member and advisor of the Arns Commission for Human Rights. Oscar Vilhena Vieira has written several books and academic papers on constitutional law, human rights, law, and development. Among his most recent publications, we cite “Fundamental Rights - a reading of STF jurisprudence'', “Human Rights and Daily Life'' and “The Battle of Powers”. In addition, he is a columnist at one of the most important Brazilian newspapers - Folha de São Paulo; and in his law practice, he has focused on cases of public interest. He currently coordinates the multidisciplinary team at FGV, which prepares the assessment of social and environmental damage resulting from the collapse of the Fundão dam, in Mariana, for the Federal Prosecution Office.