International Dialogues: Christopher Mbazira on socioeconomic rights adjudication and amici curiae

The international debate on constitutional law has historically adhered to a hierarchy of sorts. Is it quite uncommon for the Brazilian academia to take up the work from outside the US and a few countries in Western Europe. Our lectures and discussions are committed with breaking this practice.

On October 17 and 18th, we are hosting Professor Christopher Mbazira (Makerere University) for our International Dialogues in Constitutional Law He is one of the top experts on socioeconomic rights in Africa. On Thursday (Oct 18), Professor Mbazira will present his lecture Cross-Fertilization, Judicial Dialogues and Constitutional Adjudication of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa: Drivers and the Future. He is also discussing his working paper on a comparative analysis of amici curiae in Brazil and Uganda in a closed-doors seminar on Wednesday (Oct 17). The paper will be made available to those who RSVP with dialogues [at] usp [dot] br.

Cross-Fertilization, Judicial Dialogues and Constitutional Adjudication of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda, Kenya and South Africa: Drivers and the Future
Christopher Mbazira
Makerere University
October 18th, 10 am
Faculdade de Direito da USP, auditório do 1º andar
Lecture followed by Q&A
Working paper: comparative analysis of amici curiae in Brazil and Uganda
Christopher Mbazira
Makerere University
October 17th, 10 am
Faculdade de Direito da USP, sala 3 do 2º andar
Closed-doors seminar. RSVP required at dialogues [at] usp [dot] br
Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro
Author: Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro

Doctoral candidate on constitutional law at the University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Law, where he is a researcher affiliated with the constitution, politics & institutions research group. Holds an MSc (constitutional law) and an LLB from University of São Paulo, Faculty of Law. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project (Yale Law School), and head of research, freedom of expression, at InternetLab. Previously, he practiced law in Brazil advising national and international clients on data protection, technology and intellectual property. He was also a law clerk for an appellate judge sitting at the São Paulo Court of Justice. His doctoral research focuses on privacy and encryption. He is also working on projects on anonymity on the internet, content moderation and other free speech issues in Brazil.