Dr Octavio Ferraz is a Reader in Transnational Law. He holds an LLB and MPhil in Law (University of São Paulo), an MA in Medical Ethics & Law (King's College London, prize Benjamin Geijsen) and a PhD in Law (University College London).
Before joining King's he was a senior research officer to the UN special rapporteur for the right to health, Professor Paul Hunt, at the University of Essex, and then moved to Warwick Law School, where he was an Assistant and then an Associate Professor for 8 years.
Before moving to academia, he practiced law in Sao Paulo, Brazil, mostly in the fields of corporate public law and medical law for over ten years. He is still a member of the Brazilian Bar and contributes regularly to the Brazilian press.
Dr Ferraz's research interests are in the field of human rights and development, especially the role and impact of law and courts in poverty, equality and social justice. He adopts mostly comparative, transnational and international perspectives, and an interdisciplinary approach, engaging with political philosophy, economics, sociology and political sciences and combining empirical methods and theoretical inquiry in his projects.
- Public Law
- Human Rights Law in International and Transnational Perspective
- Inequality, Human Development and the Rule of Law in Transnational perspective
Ferraz, O. L. M., 2 Sep 2019, In : King's Law Journal. 30, 3, p. 349-355 7 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2019.1676961
Ferraz, O. L. M., 1 Jan 2017, Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance: Making it Stick. Cambridge University Press, p. 177-200 24 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316673058.007
Ferraz, O. L. M., 20 Nov 2017, Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights. Campbell, T. & Bourne, K. (eds.). Routledge Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Ferraz, O. L. M., 2017, In : Revista del Centro de Estudios Constitucionales. p. 195-228 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Ferraz, O. L. M., 2011, Litigating Health Rights: Can courts bring more justice to health?. Yamin, A. E. & Gloppen, S. (eds.). Harvard University Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Ferraz, O. L. M. & Wang, D. W. L., 2012, In : The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 40, 2, p. 188-196 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00657.x
Ferraz, O. L. M. & Wang, D., 2013, In : SUR International Journal on Human Rights. 10, 18, p. 159-180 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2401199
Rumbold, B., Baker, R., Ferraz, O., Hawkes, S., Krubiner, C., Littlejohns, P., Norheim, O. F., Pegram, T., Rid, A., Venkatapuram, S., Voorhoeve, A., Wang, D., Weale, A., Wilson, J., Yamin, A. E. & Hunt, P., 26 Apr 2017, In : Lancet. 390, 10095, p. 712-714 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30931-5
Ferraz, O. L. M., 2013, Transformative constitutionalism: Comparing the apex courts of Brazil, India and South Africa. Vilhena, O., Baxi, U. & Viljoen, F. (eds.). Pretoria University Law Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Ferraz, O., 1 Dec 2016, In : Health and human rights. 18, 2, p. 265-268 4 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Letter