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Post-Doctorate in Law (Pos-Doc) (Public Law) – Law Faculty of NOVA University of Lisbon (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) (2007)


Doctorate in Law (PhD) (Public Law) – Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon (Lisbon) (1999)


Master in Law (LLM) (Public Law) – Law Faculty of University of Lisbon (1993)


Graduation in Law – Law Faculty of University of Lisbon (1989)


Full Law Professor at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – School of Law (since 1999, with tenure since 2009) and at the Law Faculty of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (since 2008)


Coordinator of PhD and Master degrees Programmes about Law and Security in Nova University of Lisbon


Coordinator of PhD Programs in Angola (Law Faculty of Universidade Agostinho Neto) and Mozambique (Instituto Superior de Ciências e Tecnologia de Moçambique)


President of the Law Institute for the Portuguese Speaking Countries (



Former Member of the Portuguese Commission for Freedom of Religion (2004-2009)


Former Chairman of the Portuguese Council for Oversight of Intelligence Services (2004-2008)


Former Member of Parliament of Portugal (2009/2011) (


Former Law Professor at the Law Faculty of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, in Maputo – Mozambique (1993-1994)


Former International Consultant in Mozambique (1994-1996) (World Bank)


International Consultant in Angola (2001-2002) and São Tomé e Prímcipe (2005) and East-Timor (2011) (UNDP)


Member of: European Group of Public Law, World Jurist Association, International Fiscal Association, International Law Association, and International Association of Constitutional Law


Lawyer and Legal Consultant


Various publications – over 150 – on Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law, International Law of the Sea, Tax Law, Comparative Public Law, Security Law


Adress: Campus de Campolide

          Faculdade de Direito da Nova

1099-032 Lisboa – PORTUGAL

          Phone +351 213 847 400 – Fax. +351 213 847 476






  • K Law (General)
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Security Law
  • Religion Law


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