Élida Lauris


LL.B., LL.M. (Human Rights and Social Relations) from Federal University of Para (Brazil) and Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She is currently executive coordinator in ALICE Project, developing also the post-doctoral research project "Comparative Study of Social Transformative Practices, Its Outreach and Meanings Extracted from The Brazilian and South African Constitutions". She has experience in law, with emphasis on constitutional law and sociology of law and courts, acting mostly on the following themes: access to justice, judicial independence, judicial reform, separation of powers, judicialisation of politics, constitutionalism and constitutional hermeneutics.