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Felipe Tirado is a MPhil/PhD student at the Dickson Poon School of Law (funded by King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies). His main interests are human rights, transnational law, legal cultures, and the Brazilian and Latin American transitional periods. He focuses his current research on the relationship between the crimes against humanity perpetrated during the region’s dictatorships and the shifts in these countries’ legal cultures.

Felipe holds an LLM from the Dickson Poon School of Law and an MPhil in Law from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is an associate researcher at the Study Centre on Transitional Justice (UFMG) and a senior editor at the King's Student Law Review.

He has been a researcher at the Latin American Transitional Justice Network, and has previously worked as an adviser for the Minas Gerais Truth Commission and as a lawyer in Brazil. He is an Associate at SPG Law in London and a member of the Human Rights Commission of Minas Gerais’ Section of the Brazilian Bar Association


Thesis title: 'Violation and redress: how the struggle for accountability for crimes against humanity shifted legal cultures in democratic and post-authoritarian countries'

Felipe's research is a socio-legal analysis of how aspects of the legal culture (as well as individuals’ legal preferences) of different states changed when various actors (eg legislators, judges, lawyers, prosecutors and activists) endeavour to implement shifts in their respective legal fields. This may be through mutual cooperation and/or competition inside such legal fields – by engaging with human rights, more specifically, by engaging in the persecution of accountability for crimes against humanity.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Felipe's research profile