News on the project and related activities.
The Master’s Programme in Specialised Translation and Interpreting of the Porto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP/P.PORTO) and the Porto School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa hosted the Conference on Language and Law, on 26 and 27 October 2023.
Patrícia Jerónimo was invited by the principal investigators of the project Mnemonic Reality: Investigating Memory Law's Impact on Reality and Reality's Impact on Memory Laws, José Eduardo Franco and Susana Mourato Alves-Jesus, of the Open University, to take part as speaker in the international conference which kicked-off the project, which was held at the Open University building in Lisbon, and online, on 20 October 2023.
Patrícia Jerónimo was one of the speakers of the Conference on Ideology and Law, which was hosted at the Law School of the University of Minho (EDUM) on 19 and 20 October 2023. The Conference was organized by João Sérgio Ribeiro and Andreia Rodrigues, from EDUM, and gathered faculty and researchers from different disciplines and higher learning institutions in Portugal and abroad.
The European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) organized, together with the Law & Anthropology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, a two-day training on cultural diversity in the courtroom for judges coming from all over Europe. The training was held at the Austrian Ministry of Justice headquarters, in Vienna, on 16 and 17 October 2023.
The team of the project CUREDI, led by Marie-Claire Foblets, hosted the CUREDI Annual Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, in Halle, on 11-13 October 2023. The overall theme of this year’s edition was Translation and the Quest for Justice in Plural Societies: A Complex and Challenging Exercise.
Influence of social factors on court practice discussed in Doctoral thesis defended at the University of Coimbra
In the framework of the Doctoral Programme in Law, Justice and Citizenship in the XXI Century, of the University of Coimbra, judge Nuno Miguel Pereira Ribeiro Coelho defended, on 6 October 2023, a doctoral thesis on the interplay between the organization of the judicial system and judicial adjudication (Organização do Sistema Judicial e Jurisdição: Para uma Sistemática Alargada da Realização do Direito pelo Juiz), which looked into the factors that influence and constrain the decisions by the judges.
Lorena Ossio Bustillos, of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, and Ingo Wolfgang Sarlet, of the Pontifícia Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, shared with faculty and researchers from the University of Minho their perspectives on the interplay between human rights and cultural diversity on the basis of the experiences of Bolivia and Brazil, among other Latin American countries.
The University of Minho hosted the 2023 edition of the European Sociological Association’s (ESA) midterm conference on antisemitism, racism and xenophobia, in a joint organization by Maria José Casa-Nova (CIED), Manuela Ivone Cunha (CRIA) and Patrícia Jerónimo (JusGov). The conference took place on 7 and 8 September, at the Institute of Education, and brought together scholars from different countries and academic backgrounds.
Patrícia Jerónimo presented the findings of the project InclusiveCourts at the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association, which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, between 1 and 4 June 2023.
Patrícia Jerónimo and Ximene Rego spoke at a workshop held at the European University Institute in Florence, on 13 April 2023. The workshop discussed interviews with legal experts as part of sociolegal research projects, and was an opportunity for Patrícia Jerónimo and Ximene Rego to share their experiences with the project InclusiveCourts,(...)
Talk hosted by the Brazilian Bar Association on the criminalization of female genital mutilation in Portugal
Patrícia Jerónimo was invited by the President of the International Relations Committee of the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB São Paulo), Subsection of São Bernardo do Campo – Dr. Gabriela Horvath –, to give a talk on International Law and the Law against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Portugal.
Mariana Pinto, enrolled in the Master programme in Human Rights at the Law School of the University of Minho, defended her dissertation on 13 February 2023, having obtained the mark of 18/20 (Excellent).
Louise Massochini Zwartjes, enrolled in the Master programme in Human Rights at the Law School of the University of Minho, defended her dissertation on 19 January 2023, having obtained the mark of 16/20 (Very Good).
The Law School of the University of Minho gathered Benedita Mac Crorie’s family, friends and colleagues for a tribute in the first anniversary of her passing. The tribute was held at the main auditorium of the Law School, on 14 December 2022.
On 12 December 2022, the National Medical Students’ Association (ANEM) hosted a conference to commemorate the International Human Rights Day. The conference gathered academics, human rights defenders and intercultural mediators to discuss the human rights of immigrants and refugees (“Portugal de Portas Abertas: Direitos das Pessoas Migrantes e Refugiadas”).
The project InclusiveCourts was chosen to showcase the research developed at the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov) during the Science and Technology Week 2022, which was hosted by Ciência Viva between 19 and 27 November 2022.
Patrícia Jerónimo was one of the guest speakers in the workshop organised by the European Law Students’ Association of the University of Porto on the Right to Freedom of Religion and Worship.
Patrícia Jerónimo and Ximene Rego conducted, together with Carolin Lerch (European University Institute/Humboldt University of Berlin) and Moritz Schramm (Humboldt University of Berlin), a workshop on interviewing in legal research, at the invitation of researchers of the research project Struggling for Justice – Anti-Semitism as a Judicial Challenge.
The results of the project InclusiveCourts for the period of 2018-2022 were presented on 28 October 2022, in a session where judges and prosecutors were invited to act as discussants of the presentations given by the members of the team.
The Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute organized, on 30 September 2022, a seminar on cultural diversity and minority rights in domestic courts, with evidence from Portugal.
Inês Granja was one of the speakers of the 6th biennial conference of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, on Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity: Designing the Future of Inter-Cultural Societies, held at Córdoba on 19, 20, 21 September 2022.
Patrícia Jerónimo was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Social Law and Social Policy in Munique, between 19 and 21 September 2022, during which she gave a presentation entitled “Cultural diversity and the challenges of inclusive justice in Portugal”.
InclusiveCourts’ team with a strong presence at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Lisbon
Several researchers who are part of the InclusiveCourts’ team presented papers at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, which this year was held at ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon, from 13 until 16 July.
Patrícia Jerónimo took part in the international conference on Feminism, Law and Citizenship which was held at the University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne on 11 and 12 July 2022.
Flávia Noversa Loureiro is one of the speakers in the International Conference on Online Hate Speach, organised by the NETLANG project at the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho, and held on 7, 8 and 9 July 2022.
Patrícia Jerónimo was one of the guest speakers at the international workshop held at the National University of Ireland School of Law, in Galway, on 7 June 2022. The workshop discussed the existing tension between protecting freedom of religion and preventing discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation, for example, focusing on the way this tension is being arbitrated by domestic and international courts.
Patrícia Jerónimo was invited by the Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the UK House of Lords to submit written evidence on the Life in the UK test which is required from all prospective British citizens.
Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Fernando Ferreira Alves and Maria José Casa-Nova took part in the international conference Humanity/Humanities on the Move, which was held at the Diogo de Sousa Archeologic Museum and at the Gualtar Campus of the University of Minho, in Braga, between 27 and 29 April 2022.
Patrícia Jerónimo, who is currently Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, presented the project InclusiveCourts as part of the Robert Schuman Centre research seminar on Democracy, Law and Politics.
Book launch of A Imagem Predatória da Cidade, by Ximene Rego
The Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) hosted, on 9 April 2022, the launch of the book A Imagem Predatória da Cidade: Uma Etnografia do Medo [The predatory image of the city: An ethnography of fear], by Ximene Rego, (...)
Diversity in family relations was the subject of a webinar organised by Cristina Dias and Rossana Martingo Cruz, in the framework of the project InclusiveCourts.
Patrícia Jerónimo was a guest speaker at the seminar of the MoveS (Freedom of Movement and Social Security Coordination) project, entitled “Free movement of workers in Portugal: Obstacles and challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic”. The seminar took place at the NOVA School of Law, in Lisbon, on 29 March 2022. It was organised by MoveS’ Portuguese national experts Francisco Pereira Coutinho and Emellin de Oliveira.
Sofia Pinto Oliveira took part in a debate organised by Antena 1 Radio, on 16 March 2022, on the reception of Ukrainian refugees in Portugal.
Sofia Pinto Oliveira was invited by the news channel SIC Notícias to take part as guest pundit in the special edition on the “War in Europe”, broadcast on 10 March 2022, at 3:55 pm.
Patrícia Jerónimo presented a paper at the international and interdisciplinary conference Sympatheia / Einfühlung / Empathy: On the History of Understanding and Feeling Otherness, organised at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, between 17 and 19 January 2022.
Pollynne Cavalcante Holanda, enrolled in the Master in Human Rights at the Law School of the University of Minho, and guest contributor in the project InclusiveCourts, defended her dissertation on 4 January 2022, having obtained the mark of 18/20 (Excelent).
Nicole Anagnostopoulos Friedrich, enrolled in the Master in Human Rights at the Law School of the University of Minho, and guest contributor in the project InclusiveCourts, defended her dissertation on 3 January 2022 having obtained the mark of 18/20 (Excelent).
Patrícia Jerónimo discusses the fight against racism and discrimination in webinar hosted by the Portuguese National Institute for Administration
Patrícia Jerónimo was the guest speaker at the inaugural webinar of the cycle of webinars organised by the Portuguese National Institute for Administration (INA) in the framework of the “National Plan to Fight Racism and Discrimination 2021-2025 – Portugal Against Racism”.
InclusiveCourts was again among the winners of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research. Maria João Alves, law student at the University of Minho, was one of the students awarded with the prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, during the public presentation of the projects.
At FCT’s invitation, the project InclusiveCourts was presented in video format during the FIC.A – International Science Festival, which was held at the Marquês de Pombal Palace and Gardens in Oeiras, from 12 to 17 October 2021.
Patrícia Jerónimo gave a presentation entitled “Gender and culture in the courtroom: Notes from Southern Europe”, as part of a panel on Gender in the Courtroom of the world conference on the Future of Public Law, organised online by the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), between 6 and 9 July 2021.
Patrícia Jerónimo and Sara Araújo, of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, debated the meaning of feminism in the Twenty-First Century at an online conference hosted by the Association of Portuguese Female Judges.
Patrícia Jerónimo gave a presentation about the project InclusiveCourts, in a penal entitled “Igualdade, Inclusão e Cidadania I” [Equality, Inclusion and Citizenship I], as part of the programme of the Encontro Ciência 2021, which took place in Lisbon, on 28, 29 and 30 June 2021.
InclusiveCourts is again part of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research, this time with Maria João Alves
Maria João Alves, third year student at the Law School of the University of Minho, was selected to develop a six months’ research project together with the InclusiveCourts’ team, in the framework of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research 2021.
A short video of the project InclusiveCourts was presented at the European Humanities R&D Exhibition, as part of the European Humanities Conference 2021, which took place online and at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, from the 5th until the 7th of May 2021.
The research project developed by the Law student Ana Rita Simões Ribeiro, in the context of the competition for the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research, was one of the projects awarded by the jury in the session held on 30 April 2021, with the presence of the Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.
Manuela Ivone Cunha and Patrícia Jerónimo gave a presentation about the project InclusiveCourts as part of a training session organised by the Centre for Judicial Studies (CEJ) on the topic of “Multiculturalism and the Law”. The training session was held online on 12 April 2021.
Fernando Ferreira Alves and Patrícia Jerónimo take part in the seminar Humanity/Humanities on the Move
InclusiveCourts’ researchers Fernando Ferreira Alves and Patrícia Jerónimo took part in the seminar Humanity/Humanities on the Move, organised by the Humanistic Studies on Migrations & Marginalization (EHum2M) research group of the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho (CEHUM). The seminar was held online on 8 and9 April 2021.
Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira and Benedita Mac Crorie take part in online workshop on rights and courts in the COVID-19 Pandemic
InclusiveCourts’ researchers Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira and Benedita Mac Crorie gave a presentation entitled “Voting during emergency: a challenge to the Portuguese Constitutional System”, as part of the workshop Rights and Courts in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A comparative perspective from Spain and Portugal.
Patrícia Jerónimo is one of the 101 national women researchers represented in the volume Women in Science 2021
The new edition of the book Women in Science, published by Ciência Viva, National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, was presented on March 8 2021. This volume brings together more than a hundred portraits of Portuguese women researchers who stood out, in different research domains, in the national scientific system.
Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Clara Calheiros and Patrícia Jerónimo were among the guest speakers of the workshop on Democracy and News Media, organised at the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov), with the participation of several other JusGov researchers.
Patrícia Jerónimo takes part in Hipácia’s conference on the migratory phenomena in contemporary history of Italy and Portugal
Patrícia Jerónimo gave a talk on the subject of integration policies and migrants’ rights in Italy and Portugal, as part of the conference organized by the Association of Italian Researchers in Portugal (Hipácia), on the 26th February 2021.
Patrícia Jerónimo talked with sociologist Fátima da Cruz Rodrigues, from the University of Porto, in a new session of the webinar series “Academia à Conversa”, hosted by the Students’ Association of the University of Minho (AAUM), on the topic of the treatment of minorities by state authorities in Portugal.
Miriam Rocha defended her doctoral thesis at the Law School of the University of Minho, on 29 October 2020. The thesis, entitled Intersecções entre Igualdade e Género: Novos Desafios ao Direito [Intersections between Equality and Gender: New Challenges to Law], was approved with the mention of Very Good.
InclusiveCourts’ researcher Miriam Rocha was a guest speaker in the debate organized by the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro, on the 3rd of December, to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020. The debate, which took place online, aimed to bring together ideas and proposals for strengthening some of the key tenets of the National Strategy for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (currently under public consultation), including citizenship, education and employment.
At the invitation of the Students’ Association of the University of Minho, Patrícia Jerónimo chaired a panel entitled “Europe as Refuge”.
Manuela Ivone Cunha and Patrícia Jerónimo, together with Alison Dundes Renteln (University of Southern California), convened a panel entiled Law and Culture in Court, included in the programme of the 16th biennial conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), which was held online between the 20th and the 24th of July 2020.
Patrícia Jerónimo discusses international migration, populism and social integration in Portugal and in Europe
Patrícia Jerónimo and Emellin de Oliveira, from Nova University of Lisbon, were guest debaters at a debate session on refugees, organized by the Law Students’ Association of the University of Minho (AEDUM) as part of the debate series “Falar Direito”. The debate took place on October 30th, 2020, between 9 and 10.30 pm, and was broadcast online on AEDUM’s Facebook page.
Jean-Yves Durand was among the speakers at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, which took place online between the 27th and the 31st of May 2020, under the overall theme of Rule and Resistance.
Ana Rita Simões, Law School graduate at the University of Minho, was selected to develop a six months’ research project together with the InclusiveCourts’ team, in the framework of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research 2020.
On February 17th 2020, JusGov’s Director and InclusiveCourts’ PI, Professor Patrícia Jerónimo, was awarded the UMinho Scientifc Merit Award 2020, in the context of the celebrations of the 46th anniversary of the University of Minho.
On 28 April 2020, Patrícia Jerónimo gave a presentation as guest speaker in the I Digital Conference organized by the Students’ Association of the Law School of the University of Minho.
On January 23rd 2020, InclusiveCourts’ researcher Inês Granja conducted with Prof. Patrícia Fernandes, lecturer at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho, a training session for high school teachers on the topic of Multiculturalism, Integration and Human Rights.
Patrícia Jerónimo interveio, a convite da Presidente do Tribunal da Relação de Guimarães, Juíza Desembargadora Raquel Rego, na conferência temática que teve lugar no dia 6 de dezembro de 2018, em Guimarães, integrada nas comemorações nacionais dos 70 anos da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos e dos 40 anos da adesão de Portugal à Convenção Europeia dos Direitos Humanos.
InclusiveCourts’ researchers are guest speakers at the Workshop Legal Challenges: Portuguese-Brazilian Dialogues
Cristina Dias, Clara Calheiros, Patrícia Jerónimo and A. Sofia Pinto Oliveira took part in the second edition of the Workshop Legal Challenges: Portuguese-Brazilian Dialogues, this year dedicated to the topic “Human rights, ethics and religion”.
Benedita Mac Crorie took part in the national celebrations of the World Bioethics Day, organised by the Portuguese Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, presided by Prof. Rui Nunes.
The third InclusiveCourts Workshop took place at the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in Belém, on 27 September 2019. The presentations covered a range of topics, including concepts (culture, Sharia), the reasoning of judicial decisions and the interplay between cultural diversity and different fields of law (Family law, Criminal Law, Funeral Law).
Miriam Rocha took part as speaker in the IVR World Congress 2019, dedicated to the topic “Dignity, democracy, diversity”, with a presentation entitled “Dignity and equality: A fruitful or a sterile relationship?”.
The second InclusiveCourts Workshop took place at the Law School of the University of Minho on 16 July 2019. The presentations covered topics such as multiculturalism, feminism, linguistic diversity, human dignity, legal pluralism, and the interplay between cultural diversity and fields of law such as Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.
InclusiveCourts’ researchers take part in the International Conference on the European Convention on Human Rights
Several members of the InclusiveCourts’ team – Patrícia Jerónimo, Clara Calheiros, Mário Monte, Pedro Freitas, Flávia Noversa Loureiro, Benedita Mac Crorie, A. Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Teresa Moreira, Cristina Dias and Inês Granja – took part as guest speakers in the Porto edition of the International Conference on the European Convention on Human Rights and Additional Protocols.
Patrícia Jerónimo was a guest speaker at the Seminar Nós e os Outros: Alteridade, Políticas Públicas e Direito [Us and Them: Otherness, Public Policies and Law], organised at the Law Faculty of the University of Porto, by Anabela Costa Leão, Jorge Gracia Ibáñez and Luísa Neto. Patrícia Jerónimo gave a presentation on religious and cultural diversity.
On 29 March 2019, Inês Granja took part in the XXth Annual Meeting of Doctoral Students organized by the University of Nottingham, with a presentation entitled “It’s all about integration: Remarks on freedom of religion in the case-law of the ECtHR”.
Patrícia Jerónimo, Manuela Ivone Cunha, Benedita Mac Crorie and Miriam Rocha were in Washington DC for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, which took place between 30 May and 2 June 2019
Presentation of the InclusiveCourts project at the commemorative session of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 40 years of Portugal's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, at Guimarães’ Court of Appeal, 6th December, 2018.
The first InclusiveCourts Workshop took place at the Law School of the University of Minho on 12 June 2019. The presentations covered terminological and conceptual questions, fundamental principles and translation practices.