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José Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho

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José Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho is professor of the Criminal Law Postgraduate Program at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (, having obtained an MPhil at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and a PHD at Universidade Federal do Paraná. He has published extensively in Brazil and abroad about the relation between law, alterity and hermeneutics. Currently he carries out research on transitional justice and state crimes, focusing on the Brazilian case. He obtained funds from the Brazilian National Research Council for his study group “The Right to Memory and Truth and Transitional Justice” . He founded with other Brazilian scholars the Group of Studies on Internationalization of Law and Transitional Justice (IDEJUST –, which is based at the University of São Paulo (USP). He may be reached at or