News on the project and related activities.
Mariana Pinto defends her dissertation on ethno-racial discrimination 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 defends her dissertation on integration of Roma communities in Portugal
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).
Tribute to Benedita Mac Crorie, in the first anniversary of her passing
The Law School of the University of Minho gathered Benedita Mac Crorie‚Äôs 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.
International Human Rights Day at the Medical School of UMinho
On 12 December 2022, the National Medical Students‚Äô 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 (‚ÄúPortugal de Portas Abertas: Direitos das Pessoas Migrantes e Refugiadas‚ÄĚ).
InclusiveCourts presented during the Science and Technology Week 2022
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 Ci√™ncia Viva between 19 and 27 November 2022.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo debates religious freedom at FDUP
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo was one of the guest speakers in the workshop organised by the European Law Students‚Äô Association of the University of Porto on the Right to Freedom of Religion and Worship.
InclusiveCourts collaborates with German research project on Antisemitism
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 ‚Äď Anti-Semitism as a Judicial Challenge.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô team presents research results
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.
Seminar on cultural diversity at the European University Institute in Florence
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.
In√™s Granja takes part on the 6th ICLARS Conference
In√™s 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 C√≥rdoba on 19, 20, 21 September 2022.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo hosted at the Max Planck Institute of Munich
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 ‚ÄúCultural diversity and the challenges of inclusive justice in Portugal‚ÄĚ.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô 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‚Äô 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo takes part in conference on Feminism, Law and Citizenship at the Sorbonne
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo took part in the international conference on Feminism, Law and Citizenship which was held at the University Paris I ‚Äď Panth√©on Sorbonne on 11 and 12 July 2022.
Fl√°via Noversa Loureiro debates hate speech and hate crimes
Fl√°via 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo takes part in international workshop on religion and antidiscrimination law
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo submits written evidence to the UK House of Lords
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô researchers take part in international conference Humanity/Humanities on the Move
Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Fernando Ferreira Alves and Maria Jos√© 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.
InclusiveCourts presented at the European University Institute in Florence
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo, 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 Predat√≥ria da Cidade, by Ximene Rego
The Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) hosted, on 9 April 2022, the launch of the book A Imagem Predat√≥ria da Cidade: Uma Etnografia do Medo [The predatory image of the city: An ethnography of fear], by Ximene Rego, (...)
InclusiveCourts‚Äô team debates diversity in family relations
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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo debates obstacles to free movement of workers in Europe
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo was a guest speaker at the seminar of the MoveS (Freedom of Movement and Social Security Coordination) project, entitled ‚ÄúFree movement of workers in Portugal: Obstacles and challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic‚ÄĚ. The seminar took place at the NOVA School of Law, in Lisbon, on 29 March 2022. It was organised by MoveS‚Äô Portuguese national experts Francisco Pereira Coutinho and Emellin de Oliveira.
Sofia Pinto Oliveira debates reception of Ukrainian refugees in Portugal
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 comments the War in Ukraine for SIC Not√≠cias
Sofia Pinto Oliveira was invited by the news channel SIC Not√≠cias to take part as guest pundit in the special edition on the ‚ÄúWar in Europe‚ÄĚ, broadcast on 10 March 2022, at 3:55 pm.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gives talk at international conference on Empathy
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo presented a paper at the international and interdisciplinary conference Sympatheia / Einf√ľhlung / 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 defends her dissertation on integration of refugees
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 defends her dissertation on multicultural jurisprudence
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).
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo discusses the fight against racism and discrimination in webinar hosted by the Portuguese National Institute for Administration
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 ‚ÄúNational Plan to Fight Racism and Discrimination 2021-2025 ‚Äď Portugal Against Racism‚ÄĚ.
Maria Jo√£o Alves awarded the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research 2021
InclusiveCourts was again among the winners of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research. Maria Jo√£o 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.
InclusiveCourts presented at FIC.A ‚Äď International Science Festival
At FCT‚Äôs invitation, the project InclusiveCourts was presented in video format during the FIC.A ‚Äď International Science Festival, which was held at the Marqu√™s de Pombal Palace and Gardens in Oeiras, from 12 to 17 October 2021.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo at ICON-S 2021 Mundo Conference
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gave a presentation entitled ‚ÄúGender and culture in the courtroom: Notes from Southern Europe‚ÄĚ, 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo talks about feminism and multiculturalism at AJP conference
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo and Sara Ara√ļjo, 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.
InclusiveCourts presented at the FCT‚Äôs Meeting with Science and Technology ‚Äď Encontro Ci√™ncia 2021
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gave a presentation about the project InclusiveCourts, in a penal entitled ‚ÄúIgualdade, Inclus√£o e Cidadania I‚ÄĚ [Equality, Inclusion and Citizenship I], as part of the programme of the Encontro Ci√™ncia 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 Jo√£o Alves
Maria Jo√£o Alves, third year student at the Law School of the University of Minho, was selected to develop a six months‚Äô research project together with the InclusiveCourts‚Äô team, in the framework of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research 2021.
InclusiveCourts presented at the European Humanities Conference (EHC), 5 - 7 May 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.
Ana Rita Sim√Ķes Ribeiro is awarded the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research
The research project developed by the Law student Ana Rita Sim√Ķes 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 Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo take part in training session at CEJ
Manuela Ivone Cunha and Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 ‚ÄúMulticulturalism and the Law‚ÄĚ. The training session was held online on 12 April 2021.
Fernando Ferreira Alves and Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo take part in the seminar Humanity/Humanities on the Move
InclusiveCourts‚Äô researchers Fernando Ferreira Alves and Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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‚Äô researchers Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira and Benedita Mac Crorie gave a presentation entitled ‚ÄúVoting during emergency: a challenge to the Portuguese Constitutional System‚ÄĚ, as part of the workshop Rights and Courts in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A comparative perspective from Spain and Portugal.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 Ci√™ncia 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.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô researchers take part in workshop on Democracy and News Media
Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Clara Calheiros and Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo takes part in Hip√°cia‚Äôs conference on the migratory phenomena in contemporary history of Italy and Portugal
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gave a talk on the subject of integration policies and migrants‚Äô rights in Italy and Portugal, as part of the conference organized by the Association of Italian Researchers in Portugal (Hip√°cia), on the 26th February 2021.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo talks about the treatment of minorities by state authorities in Portugal
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo talked with sociologist F√°tima da Cruz Rodrigues, from the University of Porto, in a new session of the webinar series ‚ÄúAcademia √† Conversa‚ÄĚ, hosted by the Students‚Äô Association of the University of Minho (AAUM), on the topic of the treatment of minorities by state authorities in Portugal.
Miriam Rocha defends her Doctoral thesis
Miriam Rocha defended her doctoral thesis at the Law School of the University of Minho, on 29 October 2020. The thesis, entitled Intersec√ß√Ķes entre Igualdade e G√©nero: Novos Desafios ao Direito [Intersections between Equality and Gender: New Challenges to Law], was approved with the mention of Very Good.
Miriam Rocha takes part in debate commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020
InclusiveCourts‚Äô 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo chairs debate on migration and asylum in Europe
At the invitation of the Students‚Äô Association of the University of Minho, Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo chaired a panel entitled ‚ÄúEurope as Refuge‚ÄĚ.
InclusiveCourts at the 16th EASA Biennial Conference, 24 July 2020
Manuela Ivone Cunha and Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo, 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo discusses international migration, populism and social integration in Portugal and in Europe
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo and Emellin de Oliveira, from Nova University of Lisbon, were guest debaters at a debate session on refugees, organized by the Law Students‚Äô Association of the University of Minho (AEDUM) as part of the debate series ‚ÄúFalar Direito‚ÄĚ. The debate took place on October 30th, 2020, between 9 and 10.30 pm, and was broadcast online on AEDUM‚Äôs Facebook page.
Jean-Yves Durand takes part in LSA‚Äôs virtual conference, 28 May 2020
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.
Law School Graduate Ana Rita Sim√Ķes develops spin-off of InclusiveCourts
Ana Rita Sim√Ķes, Law School graduate at the University of Minho, was selected to develop a six months‚Äô research project together with the InclusiveCourts‚Äô team, in the framework of the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research 2020.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo was awarded the Scientific Merit Award 2020 by the University of Minho
On February 17th 2020, JusGov‚Äôs Director and InclusiveCourts‚Äô PI, Professor Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo, was awarded the UMinho Scientifc Merit Award 2020, in the context of the celebrations of the 46th anniversary of the University of Minho.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo at the I Digital Conference of AEDUM
On 28 April 2020, Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gave a presentation as guest speaker in the I Digital Conference organized by the Students‚Äô Association of the Law School of the University of Minho.
In√™s Granja at the II Meeting on the Challenges to Active Citizenship in the XXI Century
On January 23rd 2020, InclusiveCourts‚Äô researcher In√™s Granja conducted with Prof. Patr√≠cia 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.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo and Maria Cardeira da Silva at the Meeting on Mobility and Human Rights
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo interveio, a convite da Presidente do Tribunal da Rela√ß√£o de Guimar√£es, Ju√≠za Desembargadora Raquel Rego, na confer√™ncia tem√°tica que teve lugar no dia 6 de dezembro de 2018, em Guimar√£es, integrada nas comemora√ß√Ķes nacionais dos 70 anos da Declara√ß√£o Universal dos Direitos Humanos e dos 40 anos da ades√£o de Portugal √† Conven√ß√£o Europeia dos Direitos Humanos.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô researchers are guest speakers at the Workshop Legal Challenges: Portuguese-Brazilian Dialogues
Cristina Dias, Clara Calheiros, Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo 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 ‚ÄúHuman rights, ethics and religion‚ÄĚ.
Benedita Mac Crorie is guest speaker at the World Bioethics Day Cultural Diversity
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.
III InclusiveCourts Workshop, Padr√£o dos Descobrimentos, 27 September 2019
The third InclusiveCourts Workshop took place at the Padr√£o dos Descobrimentos, in Bel√©m, 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 takes part in the IVR World Congress
Miriam Rocha took part as speaker in the IVR World Congress 2019, dedicated to the topic ‚ÄúDignity, democracy, diversity‚ÄĚ, with a presentation entitled ‚ÄúDignity and equality: A fruitful or a sterile relationship?‚ÄĚ.
II InclusiveCourts Workshop, Law School of the University of Minho, 16 July 2019
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‚Äô researchers take part in the International Conference on the European Convention on Human Rights
Several members of the InclusiveCourts‚Äô team ‚Äď Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo, Clara Calheiros, M√°rio Monte, Pedro Freitas, Fl√°via Noversa Loureiro, Benedita Mac Crorie, A. Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Teresa Moreira, Cristina Dias and In√™s Granja ‚Äď took part as guest speakers in the Porto edition of the International Conference on the European Convention on Human Rights and Additional Protocols.
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo at the Seminar N√≥s e os Outros: Alteridade, Pol√≠ticas P√ļblicas e Direito
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo was a guest speaker at the Seminar N√≥s e os Outros: Alteridade, Pol√≠ticas P√ļblicas e Direito [Us and Them: Otherness, Public Policies and Law], organised at the Law Faculty of the University of Porto, by Anabela Costa Le√£o, Jorge Gracia Ib√°√Īez and Lu√≠sa Neto. Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo gave a presentation on religious and cultural diversity.
In√™s Granja at annual meeting of doctoral students on the European Court of Human Rights
On 29 March 2019, In√™s Granja took part in the XXth Annual Meeting of Doctoral Students organized by the University of Nottingham, with a presentation entitled ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs all about integration: Remarks on freedom of religion in the case-law of the ECtHR‚ÄĚ.
InclusiveCourts‚Äô researchers at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Patr√≠cia Jer√≥nimo, 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
Public presentation of the InclusiveCourts project
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 Guimar√£es‚Äô Court of Appeal, 6th December, 2018.
I InclusiveCourts Workshop, Law School of the University of Minho, 12 June 2019
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.