Henrique is currently in the last stages of his PhD in criminal law and legal theory, working on the thesis ‘Responsibility in a Time of Terror’ after completing an LLM (Distinction) in Legal Theory also at King’s College London. He has a law degree from the Catholic University of Pernambuco (LLB) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Procedural Law and Legal Decision at the Federal University of Pernambuco (PgDip), in Brazil. His PhD was fully funded by the School of Law.
Henrique's PhD is supervised by Professor Alan Norrie and Professor Penny Green.
Henrique’s academic and research interests are in legal theory, more specifically in the connections between law, philosophy, social and political theory, drawing on these parallels in order to understand better the function, limits, origins and practical consequences of legal concepts. His current research projects focus primarily on the socio-political dimension of criminal responsibility, investigating this legal concept from a socio-theoretical, dialectical perspective. His PhD examines the connections between criminal responsibility, citizenship, individualism and political authority.
Presentations & Publications
Book Review: ‘The Boundaries of the Criminal Law’ (2011) 74(6) Modern Law Review.
‘Terrorism, Punishment, and Recognition’ (2012) 15(3) New Criminal Law Review.
‘A Dialética da Responsabilidade entre o Indivíduo e a Sociedade’ (2012) in H. L. Silva, I. L. da Silva (eds) Ciências Criminais (forthcoming).
Carvalho, Eslava, Hamzic, Kumar & Otomo (eds), Global Law in Context (2014) (forthcoming).
'Paradise Lost: Terrorism, Responsibility and the Anxiety of Liberty', Critical Legal Conference, 2011, University of Aberystwyth.
'Terrorism, Responsibility and the Anxiety of Liberty', IACR Conference, 2011, Oslo University College.
'Terrorism, Punishment and Recognition', Institute for Global Law and Policy, 2011, Harvard Law School.
'Responsibility and Terror: Towards an Ecology of Justice', Towards a Radical International Law Workshop, 2011, London School of Economics.
'Terrorism, Recognition and Political Community', The Law of Law: Dialectics in Critical and Sociolegal Research, 2011, University of Westminster.
Teaching & Employment Interests
Henrique currently acts as a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the London School of Economics. He teaches Criminal Law, Public Law, Law and Social Theory and Jurisprudence. He is particularly interested in working with criminal law and public law in their theoretical and socio-political dimensions.