Mobilising Fundamental Rights

June 8, 2018, 10h00

Casa do Juiz, Bencanta (Coimbra)

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Seminar organized by the Permanent Observatory of Justice, in partnership with the Court of Appeal of Coimbra, under the project «CFR - The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union "in action

Free admission, with compulsory registration, up to the limit of available seats.


10:00-10:15 | Opening
Luís Azevedo Mendes, President of the Court of Appeal of Coimbra
Conceição Gomes, Executive Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Justice of the Centre for Social Studies

10:15-12:30 |  Institutional mobilization for the realization of fundamental rights
Moderator: José Igreja Matos

Alfredo de Sousa, Judge Retired Counselor, was Ombudsman between 2009 2013
The pro-activity of the Ombudsman in guaranteeing fundamental rights

Joaquim de Sousa Ribeiro, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, was President of the Constitutional Court between 2012 and 2016
The control of constitutionality as a means of effecting fundamental rights

Paulo Saragoça da Matta,  Lawyer, President of the Commission for Human Rights, Social Affairs and Nature Affairs of the Portuguese Bar Association
Fundamental Rights - the invention difficult to massify

12:30-14:00 | Lunch

14:00-15:30 | Roundtable: The fundamental rights in the training of judicial actors
Moderator: Conceição Gomes

João Silva Miguel,  Judge Counselor, Director of the Center for Judicial Studies

Margarida Blasco, Judge-in-Chief, Inspector General of the Internal Administration

Sofia Pinto Oliveira, Assistant Professor at the Law School of the University of Minho

15:30-15:45 | Coffee break

15:45-17:15 | Protection of labor rights in European Union policy
Moderator: Marina Henriques

António Casimiro Ferreira, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Economics and researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra
Labour and its rights: the exception as a rule

Diogo Ravara,  Judge and lecturer at the Center for Judicial Studies
The Charter of Fundamental Rights in the case law of the Court of Justice

Manuel Carvalho da Silva, Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and coordinator of the Observatory on Crises and Alternatives
Fundamental rights and labour rights: democratic frontier for change

17:15-17:30 | closing Session
José Manuel Pureza,  Coordinator of the project "The Charter of Fundamental Rights 'in action'"

17:30 | Presentation of the book "A Prova Ilícita: Verdade ou Lealdade?"
Author - Carlos Castelo Branco, Judge Secretary of the Superior Council of the Judiciary
The book will be presented by Judge Counselor António Henriques Gaspar, President of the Supreme Court of Justice.

18:30 | Cocktail