PhD Students

Mrs Andrea Sepulveda (nee Carotti) (under examination)

Emailacarot@essex.ac.uk
Biography
  • Office of Public Defenders of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (www.dpge.rj.gov.br) – Public Defender / Legal Aid Lawyer – 12/2003 to 01/2006 and 02/2008 to 09/2008 (currently on study leave)
  • Essex Human Rights Review (www.ehrr.org) – Executive Editor on Book Reviews for regular issues and Editor for the Special Issue on the UKIERI Conferences on Children’s Rights (volunteer) – 01/2009 to present
  • Envision (www.envision.org.uk) – Youth Educator (volunteer) – 09/2006 to 10/2007
  • Riovoluntario (www.riovoluntario.org.br) – Legal Volunteer – 06/2002 to 12/2003
  • Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES (www.bndes.gov.br) – Lawyer – 04/1999 to 12/2003
Qualifications
  • MA in Human Rights – School of Public Policy, UCL, University of London, London, UK – 2006/2007
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Procedural Law – IBDP – Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law – Brasilia, Brazil, 1999.
  • Law Degree (LLB) – University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ, Brazil, 1993 to 1997.
Study areas
  • Human Rights, especially Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Access to Justice and Legal Aid Services
  • Poverty
SupervisorJoint Supervision: Professor Sheldon Leader and Dr Clara Sandoval
Thesis titleThe Judicialisation of Poverty and the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living
Conferences/presentations
  • International Organisation ATD Fourth World - ‘Campus’ Seminar (Pierrelaye, France, August 2009). Paper presented: ‘The Right to Have Someone Beside You? Discriminatory Social Relations and the Preventive Role of Law’.
  • VIII National Conference of Public Defenders (Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 2009). Paper presented at the ‘Thesis Competition’: ‘Proposals for a Strategic Poverty Reduction Action Plan for Legal Aid Services in Brazil’. Awarded First Prize.

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