The Law and Social Justice Master Degree will promote critical and interdisciplinary studies on the relationship between Law and Social Justice, addressing issues that arise from equal rights, solidarity and sustainability, deepening the scientific debate that articulates the alternatives for sustainable development and equal opportunities in multicultural societies and the globalized world.
For the legal professional, the great challenge of citizenship stands out in the face of the complexity of life in society. The law must be committed to the citizenship promotion which implies legally overcoming the false dichotomy between rights of freedom on the one hand; and equal rights of others. Legal pluralism allows us to reflect on the possibilities of incorporating jurisprudential solutions to social conflicts based on humanitarian values, committed to public ethics and social justice.
Justice environnemntale et sociale: le rôle des acteurs privés
Law and Social Justice: Protective instruments for effective human and environmental health
The Politics judicialization: The constitutional process role for the public policies realization
Transdisciplinary group in legal research for sustainability
Stories of legal, criminal and criminological ideas
Identity policies and their dimensions in pedagogical projects and curricula
Human Rights Reference Center
Citizenship, Law and Justice: Fishermen social protection in Rio Grande, RS
The constitutional realization of solidarity:
The Brazilian experience of democratic transition was distinguished by the adoption of a new Constitution that had an effective popular participation in the constitutional process. In this perspective, the citizenship notion has assumed the commitment to the constitutionally effectiveness recognized and legally protected rights. The particularity of the Brazilian Constitution would be precisely its opening to a political-constitutional project to correct social and economic inequalities. The correct application of the law challenges the possibilities of consolidating Brazilian democracy. Every day, legal norms are questioned not only as to their existence, but, above all, as to their real possibility of social transformation. The legal professional, in the Brazilian context, must incorporate into the knowledge of the legal norm an ethical and political value capable of meeting society's expectations in the promotion of social justice.
Public sustainability policies:
In constitutional democracy, public power is committed to promoting public policies capable to transform the reality characterized by persistent social and economic inequalities. The presence of public administration in social relations is no longer a governmental political option, becoming a constitutional requirement to promote citizenship rights. Henceforth the requirement to promote citizenship will not be limited to civil and political rights but will imply an obligation to promote social, economic and cultural rights. The multicultural reality of Brazilian society requires that the law face complex issues that involve everything from promoting equal opportunities to finding or recognizing different legal universes, such as those of indigenous and quilombola societies. The relationship between man and nature requires the adoption of public policies to encourage the sustainability of development