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- Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Brazil and Latin America
- Politics of Human Rights in Brazil and Latin America
- Anthropology of Human Rights in Brazil and Latin America
- International Human Rights Law
- Public Policies (access to justice, health in the penitentiary system etc.)
Current Research Work:
Current research is focused on the protection of human rights defenders in Latin America, specifically on a comparative analysis of the public policy for the protection of human rights defenders in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.
Other research and teaching interests have been centered on the development of legal and sociological approaches regarding human rights affairs and scholarship, with particular attention to access to justice and, more recently, concerning the issues involving an effective protection of human rights defenders in Brazil and abroad.
Earlier Degrees and Awards and Issuing Institutions
2016 PhD in Law (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
Thesis title: The Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: an analysis of the legal, social, economic and political institutions involved in its creation and functioning
- Dr. Mátyás Bódig (Law)
- Dr. Trevor Stack (Anthropology)
- Dr. Andrea Teti (Political Science)
Sponsored by CAPES Brazil and CASS Open Funding (from the University of Aberdeen) in 2012-2015
Sponsored by CISRUL and CASS Open Funding (from the University of Aberdeen) in 2011-2012
2007 Masters Degree in Public Policies (UFMA, Brazil)
Dissertation title: The Legal Aid Public Policy: the Legal Aid Office in the State of Maranhão as a political request of the popular and democratic camp
- Professor Dr. Cláudia Maria da Costa Gonçalves (Law)
- Professor Dr. Cândida da Costa (Social Sciences)
Sponsored by CNPq Brazil
1999 LLB (Law Degree, UniCEUMA, Brazil)
2010 Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the Geneva Academy of International
Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
2009 Advanced Geneva Training Course on International Human Rights Law and Advocacy
Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by the International Service for Human Rights
(ISHR). Sponsored by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Current Academic Affiliations
- Researcher Member of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL/University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom). Link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul/
- Researcher Member of the Group for Studies, Research and Extension about Democracy, Human Rights and Public Policies (Grupo de Estudos, Pesquisa e Extensão sobre Democracia, Direitos Humanos e Políticas Públicas-GDESI / UFMA, Brazil). Link: http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=7117754640971043
TERTO NETO, U. P. THE LEGAL AID PUBLIC POLICY: the Legal Aid Office in the State of Maranhão as a political request of the popular and democratic camp. Curitiba: Juruá Editora, 2010. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P., FREITAS, Maria Thereza Gonçalves, GONTIJO, D.C., MacDowell, Pedro, RODRIGUES, K. G., SILVA, M. B. B. E. HEALTH LEGISLATION IN THE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM (LEGISLAÇÃO DA SAÚDE NO SISTEMA PENITENCIÁRIO). Brasília/DF: Ministério da Saúde, 2010 p.172. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. COSMOPOLITANISM, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MONITORING OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: an internationalization of the social struggles in Brazil?, in COSTA, Cândida da (org.). PUBLIC POLICIES, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: contemporaneous topics, EDUFMA (forthcoming, Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P.; PINTO, A. P.. Direitos Humanos e Povos Indígenas: conciliando Diversidade e Desenvolvimento a partir dos Instrumentos e Mecanismos Regionais de Proteção (Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Reconciling Diversity and Development from Regional Instrusments of Protection). In: Cláudia Maria da Costa Gonçalves. (Org.). Direitos Humanos – Direitos de Quem?. 1°ed. Curitiba-PR: Juruá Editora, 2012, v. , p. -. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. COSMOPOLITANISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS: a call for the monitoring of economic, social and cultural rights in Brazil. Revista Direitos Humanos Fundamentais, Osasco, jan-jun/2015, ano 15, n.1, pp. 13-34. Link: http://intranet.unifieo.br/legado/edifieo/index.php/rmd/article/view/925 (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. AN APPROACH OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT ‘ACCESS TO JUSTICE’ AS ONE OF THE DECISIVE ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: what sustains a fair society? Revista de Políticas Públicas do PPGPP/UFMA. v. 12, p. 11-25, 2008. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. The Access to Justice as a right to the fundamental rights. Revista da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil. v. 5, p. 177-203, 2007. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. The myth of the integral protection of human rights and the state inefficiency in guarateeing effective public policies: introductory notes. Revista da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil. v. 4, p. 265-272, 2006. (Brazil)
TERTO NETO, U. P. DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT: a question of affirmation of the human rights. CD-ROM II Semana de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. v. 1, p. 1- , 2005.
TERTO NETO, U. P. AN APPROACH OF THE SOCIAL STRUGGLE FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE AS AN EXPRESSION OF THE SOCIAL QUESTION: preliminary considerations. CD-ROM II Jornada Internacional de Políticas Públicas. v. 1, p. 1- , 2005.
Legal Analysis Report
LEADER, S.; ONG, D.; VAN HO, T.; YILMAZ, A. ; MICHALOWSKI, S.; TERTO NETO, U. P.; DANESI, R.; WLODARCZAK, B. CORPORATE LIABILITY IN A NEW SETTING: SHELL AND THE CHANGING LEGAL LANDSCAPE FOR THE MULTINATIONAL OIL INDUSTRY IN THE NIGER DELTA. The Essex Business and Human Rights Project. University of Essex, 2012.
Human Rights Consultancy Reports
TERTO NETO, U. P. analytical document on the State of Rio Grande do Sul’s qualification process in the attention to Health Public Policy for the penitentiary population, 2009.
TERTO NETO, U. P. analytical and consolidated report on the regional consultation about hiv/aids in Latin America and Caribbean penitentiary units, 2009.
TERTO NETO, U. P. Consolidated Report on the actual situation of the project “Health in the Penitentiary System: an ethnographic video about mental health and justice”, 2009.
Relevant Work Experience
2010-2011 University of Essex’s Human Rights Clinic (Colchester, Essex, UK)
Human Rights Clinic Case Coordinator
2007-2010 The National Movement of Human Rights (Brasília, DF, Brazil)
National Legal Assessor (Human Rights Lawyer)
2009-2010 The Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (Brasília, DF, Brazil)
Human Rights Lawyer
2009-2010 The Distrito Federal’s Human Rights Council (Brasília, DF, Brazil)
2009-2010 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (Brasília, DF, Brazil)
Human Rights Consultant
2008-2010 Alvorada Law College (Brasília, DF, Brazil)