Cláudio Cerqueira B. Netto
Transitional Justice Scholar

Cláudio Cerqueira B. Netto is pursuing an LLM degree at New York University School of Law. He previously studied at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State University), where he earned an LLB and a master’s degree in International Law. His interest in transitional justice grew during his time at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), where he worked with cases on the Inter-American System of Human Rights, such as Gomes Lund et al. v. Brazil (Guerrilha do Araguaia). This case brought justice to the victims of torture and forced disappearances in the context of the military dictatorship in Brazil. His work consisted in drafting a petition regarding monitoring compliance with judgment. Cláudio has worked as a consultant for the O`Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, as an intern at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, besides experience in public and private sectors. His master’s degree thesis was awarded with prize Prêmio Academy 2017, and will be published as a book in Brazil. He is a member of the Comparative Law Commission at the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar) Rio de Janeiro section. Cláudio has published articles in international journals, such as Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional and Revista del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión del Mercosur, among others.


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