CCHR Visiting Scholar: Duciran Farena

CCHR Visiting Scholar: Duciran Farena


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Location: Room 1315

duciran3 Duciran Van Marsen Farena, the fourth recipient of the Notre Dame-Brazilian Fulbright Foundation fellowship, discussed the economic, social and cultural rights of Brazil´s indigenous communities. Within this framework, Professor Farena placed special attention upon his latest research, addressing the right to adequate food.

Professor Farena is an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil) in the Public Law Department and a Federal Public Attorney in the Brazilian state of Paraíba. His expertise includes the rights of indigenous and traditional peoples, and other issues concerning civil, economic and social rights. He is also a member of the Human Rights State Council and President of the State Council for Prevention of Torture in Paraíba (2012-2013).

Video of Prof. Farena’s presentation can be seen here.