Current academic position

State University of Goiás (UEG) (Anápolis, GO, Brazil)
Professor of Law

ulissestertoneto.ueg@gmail.com / ulisses.terto.neto@ueg.br 
+55 61 9 9178 7322

Academic qualifications

Post-Doctorate in Human Rights – The Federal University of Goiás (UFG, Brazil)
PhD in Law – The University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
MD in Public Policies – The Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA, Brazil)
LL.B (Law Degree) – UniCEUMA (Brazil)

Subject Area

  • Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Brazil and Latin America
  • Politics of Human Rights in Brazil and Latin America
  • Anthropology of Human Rights in Brazil and Latin America
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Public Policies (access to justice, health in the penitentiary system etc.)

Current Research Work

Current research is focused on the protection of human rights defenders in Latin America, specifically on a comparative analysis of the public policy for the protection of human rights defenders in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Other research and teaching interests have been centred on the development of legal and sociological approaches regarding human rights affairs and scholarship, with particular attention to access to justice and, more recently, concerning the issues involving an effective protection of human rights defenders in Brazil and abroad.

Current Academic Affiliations

  • Researcher Member of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL/University of Aberdeen, Scotland). Link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul/

Publications

Books

Ulisses Terto Neto, PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN LATIN AMERICA: A Legal and Socio-Political Analysis of Brazil (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) Link: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319610931

Ulisses Terto Neto, THE LEGAL AID PUBLIC POLICY: the Legal Aid Office in the State of Maranhão as a political request of the popular and democratic camp (Curitiba: Juruá Editora, 2010). (Brazil)Link: https://www.jurua.com.br/shop_item.asp?id=21862

Book Chapters

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. Defensores (as) de Direitos Humanos, Direitos Econômicos, Sociais e Culturais e Cidadania Plena no Brasil. In: Claudia Maria da Costa Gonçalves, Thiago Allisson Cardoso de Jesus, Yuri Costa (Org.), Biodiversidade, Democracia e Direitos Humanos (Lúmen Juris, 2016).

TERTO NETO, U. P. COSMOPOLITANISM, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MONITORING OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: an internationalization of the social struggles in Brazil?, in COSTA, Cândida da (org.). PUBLIC POLICIES, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: contemporaneous topics, EDUFMA (forthcoming, Brazil)

TERTO NETO, U. P.; PINTO, A. P.. Direitos Humanos e Povos Indígenas: conciliando Diversidade e Desenvolvimento a partir dos Instrumentos e Mecanismos Regionais de Proteção (Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Reconciling Diversity and Development from Regional Instrusments of Protection). In: Cláudia Maria da Costa Gonçalves. (Org.). Direitos Humanos – Direitos de Quem?. 1°ed. Curitiba-PR: Juruá Editora, 2012, v. , p. -. (Brazil)

Scientfic Papers

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. Bolsonaro, Populism and the Fascist Threat: The Role of Human Rights Defenders in Protecting Brazilian Democracy [2020] Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium, v. 5, n. 1, p. 47-66. Link:  http://www.kairostext.in/index.php/kairostext/article/view/97

TERTO NETO, Ulisses; MACHADO, Vilma de Fátima; LIMA, Ricardo Barbosa de. A Long Walk to Establish the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Domestic Level [2019] Revista Interdisciplinar de Direitos Humanos RIDH, Bauru, v. 7, n. 1, p. 73-96. Link: https://www3.faac.unesp.br/ridh/index.php/ridh/article/view/660

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. Democracy, social authoritarianism, and the human rights state theory: towards effective citizenship in Brazil [2017] The International Journal of Human Rights, 21:3, p. 289-305. Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2017.1298733?journalCode=fjhr20

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. DO DOMÍNIO AUTORITÁRIO MILITAR PARA A DEMOCRACIA CONSTITUCIONAL: UMA VISÃO GERAL DAS POLÍTICAS DE DIREITOS HUMANOS ATRAVÉS DA REDEMOCRATIZAÇÃO BRASILEIRA [2017] Revista direitos fundamentais & democracia (UniBrasil), v.22, n. 3 p. 215-252. DOI:https://doi.org/10.25192/issn.1982-0496.rdfd.v22i3832

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. LAW AND THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: An Analysis of the International, Inter-American, and Brazilian Legal Frameworks for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [2016] Revista Argumentum – RA, eISSN 2359-6889, Marília/SP, V. 17, pp. 361-386. Link:  http://ojs.unimar.br/index.php/revistaargumentum/article/view/220

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. LAW AND THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: An Analysis of the Brazilian Legal Framework for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [2016] Revista Direito UFMS, Campo Grande, MS, v. 1, n. 2, p. 23-53. DOI:https://doi.org/10.21671/rdufms.v1i2.1776

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. MAKING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TALK MATTER: Are the Brazilian State’s practices really following its rhetoric towards the protection of human rights defenders in the country? [2016] Revista Quaestio Iuris, v.9, p. 2263-2311. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12957/rqi.2016.26142  

TERTO NETO, Ulisses. COSMOPOLITANISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS: A CALL FOR THE MONITORING OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN BRAZIL [2015] Revista Direitos Humanos Fundamentais, ano 15, n.1, pp. 13-34.Link: http://intranet.unifieo.br/legado/edifieo/index.php/rmd/article/view/925  

Legal Analysis Report

LEADER, S.; ONG, D.; VAN HO, T.; YILMAZ, A. ; MICHALOWSKI, S.; TERTO NETO, U. P.; DANESI, R.; WLODARCZAK, B. CORPORATE LIABILITY IN A NEW SETTING: SHELL AND THE CHANGING LEGAL LANDSCAPE FOR THE MULTINATIONAL OIL INDUSTRY IN THE NIGER DELTA. The Essex Business and Human Rights Project. University of Essex, 2012. Link: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/ebhr/documents/niger-delta-report.pdf

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