Oscar Vilhena Vieira

Oscar Vilhena Vieira is a professor of constitutional law and human rights and the dean of the Getulio Vargas Foundation’s School of Law. He was state attorney for São Paulo and executive secretary of the United Nations Latin American Institute in Brazil. He also served as legal advisor for the Center for the Studies of Violence at the University of São Paulo and as executive secretary of the Teotonio Vilela Commission for Human Rights. As a public interest lawyer, Vilhena Vieira has represented high profile human rights, affirmative action, and gun control cases at the Brazilian Supreme Court. He founded and co-directed Conectas Human Rights and the Pro Bono Institute in São Paulo. Vilhena Vieira has a BA in law from the Catholic University of São Paulo; an LLM from Columbia University; and an MA and a PhD in political science from the University of São Paulo.