Prof. Oscar Vieira
Oscar Vilhena Vieira is the Dean of the School of Law at São Paulo of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Direito SP), where he teaches Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Law and Development. He served as state attorney for São Paulo, was executive secretary of the United Nations Latin American Institute in Brazil, executive secretary of the Teotonio Vilela Commission for Human Rights, and legal adviser for the Center for the Studies of Violence of the University of São Paulo.
Oscar has participated in the board of Open Society Foundation to Human Rights and Latin America Initiatives. He is a member of the board on Ethos Institute and Institute for Integrated Transitions, and a founding and current board member of Arns Commission for Human Rights. He was also a founding member of Conectas Human Rights, Pro Bono Institute and a former president of Law Schools Global League (LSGL). Oscar was a Global Fellow at Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Oscar has written several books and academic articles, and is a columnist at the Folha de São Paulo. He is an active pro bono lawyer in several human rights cases. Currently, he is coordinating the FGV multidisciplinary team at the evaluation of the socio-environmental damages caused by the rupture of a dam in Brazil, requested by the Brazilian Federal Public Ministry.