Professor Oscar Vilhena Vieira

Professor Oscar Vilhena Vieira

Dean
Law School of São Paulo
FGV Direito SP
Brazil

Oscar Vilhena Vieira is Director of the São Paulo Law School at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV Direito SP), where he teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Law and Development. Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Master in Law from Columbia University-New York, Master and Doctorate in Political Science from the University of São Paulo and Postdoctoral from the Center for Brazilian Studies – St. Antonies College, da Oxford University. He was State Attorney in São Paulo, Executive Director of the United Nations Latin American Institute for Crime Prevention (ILANUD), Executive Secretary of the Teotônio Vilela Human Rights Commission, legal consultant at the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo,founder and director of the organization Conectas Human Rights, the Pro Bono Institute and the Global League of Law Schools (LSGL). He actively participates in various civil society organizations, including the Open Society Foundation (OSF), where he is a member of the Human Rights Program board, as well as a founding member of the Human Rights Arns Commission, created to monitor serious rights abuses. in Brazil. Oscar Vilhena has written several books and academic articles on constitutional law, human rights and law and development. Among his most recent publications are: “Fundamental Rights – a reading of the STF jurisprudence”, “Human Rights and Daily Life” and “The Battle of Powers”.He works as a columnist for the Folha de São Paulo newspaper and in the legal profession he has concentrated on cases of public interest with the Federal Supreme Court.