Residency period: August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019

Resident at IEAT, Professor Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer holds a PhD in Law from the Graduate Program in Law at the Faculty of Law of UFMG (2012). He holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of PUC-Minas (2002) and a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Graduate Program in Law of the Faculty of Law of UFMG (2006). He is a Mining Researcher Fapemig PPM XI (00272-17). Fellow at King’s College Transnational Law Summer Institute (2016). He carried out postdoctoral research at the King’s College Brazil Institute, in London, in collaboration with Professor Anthony Pereira (2014-2015). He received the CAPES Award for Thesis in Law, the UFMG Grand Prize for Theses and the UFMG Award for Theses in Law in 2013. He was a CNPQ scholarship holder in both stricto sensu postgraduate courses. He was Adjunct Professor I at the Federal University of Ouro Preto. He was a member of the Structuring Teaching Nucleus of the UFOP Law Course. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor III of Theory of the Constitution, Theory of the State and Constitutional Law in the Undergraduate Course and in the Graduate Program in Law at the Faculty of Law of UFMG (Master and Doctorate). He is a member of the Board of the Graduate Program in Law at UFMG. He is a member of IDEJUST – Study Group on Internationalization of Law and Transitional Justice. He is coordinator of the Center for Studies on Transitional Justice at UFMG. He was coordinator of the Executive Secretariat of the Latin American Transitional Justice Network (2016-2017). Member of the Critical Transitional Justice Network. Member of the International Law and Politics Collaborative Research Network. He has experience in the area of Law, with emphasis on Constitutional Law, working mainly on the following subjects: Law, Constitutional Law, Constitution, Constitutional Control, Transitional Justice, Amnesty and Human Rights. He has experience in private law, in the area of public law.


The project hypothesizes that the Brazilian Judiciary has contributed directly to a redefinition of Brazilian constitutionalism, allowing its qualification as authoritarian and unstable. It is intended to test it based on the fulfillment of three main objectives: to analyze judicial decisions on the political process and on central issues of the rights system

rights established by the 1988 Constitution, whose foundations point to supposed situations of exception or resort to weighing values; verify the judicial position during the transition and on the Brazilian transition, verifiable by the performance of the judiciary in the Constituent Assembly of 1987-1988 and based, mainly, on decisions related to crimes against humanity of the dictatorship of 1964-1985; to diagnose the judicial behavior before the prerogatives of the judiciary. All these analyzes depend on historical, political and information science research procedures, pointing to the transdisciplinary nature of the proposal. The expected results are the orientation of postgraduate scientific work; participation in international and national events to publicize the project; the publication of a research report in book form; the publication of scientific articles in superior foreign and national journals.