Professor Jayme Benvenuto is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Legal Sciences at the Catholic University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. By agreement with our Center for Civil and Human Rights, he was awarded the second in a series of five annual research fellowships by the Brazilian Fulbright Foundation. His research involves, among other topics, the relationship between democracy and human rights, and the relationship between the judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the domestic political context of the countries involved. He will be in 3359 Biolchini Hall until mid-April.
Judge Narciso Baez, a federal judge in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina, is also a Professor of Constitutional Law in the law faculty of the University of the West of Santa Catarina. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Law and Social Evolution, and is pursuing doctoral studies in Fundamental and New Rights. His current research involves the concept and definition of human rights. He attempts to reconcile universal human values with cultural diversity in practice. He and his family will be here the entire semester. He will be working in 3357 Biolchini Hall.