Carlos Simoes Ferreira E Penha

Graduate Teaching Assistant - SOC
Department of Sociology
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Law
School of Law
Postgraduate Research Student
Human Rights Centre
 Carlos Simoes Ferreira E Penha



  • LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law University of Essex (2015)

Research and professional activities


Detention and Prosecution by Non-State Armed Groups

My research intends to determine if detentions and prosecutions carried out by non-state armed groups be legal under international law, as well as to analyse the minimum standards that have to be met in order to make these acts legal under international law.

Supervisor: Dr. Gus Waschefort

Research interests

International Humanitarian Law

International Human Rights Law

International Criminal Law

Drug Policy

Indigenous Rights



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Thursdays 11:30-12:00/Fridays 15:00-16:00