Residency Period: August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

IEAT resident, Professor Fabiana de Menezes Soares Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1991), Master in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995- Administrative Law) and Doctor in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2002) – Philosophy of Law), with an internship abroad (SWE Scholarship -Sandwich Doctorate/CAPES) at the Department of Public and Procedural Law at the University of Genoa along with the Doctorate in “Methods and Techniques for Training and Evaluation of Laws” (1997-1998) . She was Prof. Adjunct at the Federal University of Viçosa (1992-2004), and is currently Prof. Associate IV of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Law School, on an Exclusive Dedication basis, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes Canadian. Has experience in the area of law, with emphasis on administrative law. It operates at the intersection between reflection on the production of law and the instruments and techniques for optimizing its effectiveness. Its themes are basically articulated in the following domains: real knowledge of the law, decoding the language of law, production of law and effectiveness of fundamental rights, theory of legislation and law and technology. From February 2008 to January 2009, she was associated with CETEL/Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva, where she developed theoretical and field research (Ministry of Justice-OFF/Bern) in the area of instruments for assessing the impact of legislation in the post-constitutional stage. doctoral program financed by CAPES (six months) whose project was also approved by Cnpq (2007 notice). At UFMG, since 2006, she has coordinated the Observatory for the quality of the law, a research project linked to the Graduate Program in Law. She is on the advisory board of the IAL – International Association of Legislation ( She was a Productivity Scholar in Technological Development and Innovative Extension – DT – Inova Defense Project (Complex normative systems and the right to food. 2012-2013) Cnpq. She coordinates the Digital Inclusion Nucleus of the Human Rights Clinic of the Faculty of Law of UFMG (2015). Professor invited by ULAVAL/Canada in the Chair of Food Diversity (2015). She coordinates the Project on the impact of the New Science, Technology & Innovation Code (Fapemig-2016).


Several layers of analysis beyond plant health, animal health and food security interpenetrate and temper this act of survival, sometimes highly efficient in identifying the origin of human “being” and “being”. around 10,000 years ago the first cultivation and breeding systems appeared and even today around 80% of the farmers in Africa, in Asia and Latin America around 40 to 60% use manual instruments and less than 30% of animal traction despite of the development of modern agriculture (MAZOYER & ROUDART, 2008). In addition to the strange invisibility of the Agro-Food Law, the study of its normativity signals contexts of scarcity, hunger, privileged access to food and its varieties, and also exposes a secret expression of normativities of the nature of etiquette that allow us to make inferences about the types of society, who sat at the table, the evolution of utensils and their uses: a chronicle of customs (source of law) from the perspective of food and the entire process that surrounds it. Law did not remain alien to the discipline of access to food, despite of its absence in the curricula of the Faculties: food as a cultural phenomenon whose Luso-Brazilian path mixes a meeting of civilizations and traditional Greco-Roman, African, Arab, indigenous knowledge (SOARES & MACEDO, 2010) offers hermeneutic keys on tolerance, religion, customs, social hierarchy, intangible heritage that emerge from the core of the social fabric and point to meta-normative understanding possibilities for for global problems.