Natalia Brigagao

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Natalia Brigagão is a Victor Nunes Leal Chair at the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil and a Lecturer of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Course of Human Rights. She graduated with a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford as an Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Kofi Annan Scholar at Mansfield College. A researcher in human rights, constitutional law, and international law with several publications, including in books edited by an ICJ Judge and an Oxford Journal, Natalia was formerly a Visiting Student at Harvard University and holds an LLB from the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. She writes in personal capacity.

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Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

On April 28, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing issued a guidance note calling on states to ‘[d]eclare an end to all evictions of anyone, anywhere for any reason’ during the COVID-19 pandemic and for a ...
A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

In July 2019, I wrote a blog post introducing the main arguments presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) through an amicus curiae brief. The case concerned Brazil’s neglect to prevent and remedy human rights ...
Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) established a new precedent asserting that women who suffer domestic violence are entitled to a court-determined paid work leave of six months or less. Employers must pay the first 15 days ...
Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

In 1998, there was an explosion at an irregular, high-risk fireworks factory in the city of Santo Antônio de Jesus, Brazil, which led to 64 deaths and left six people severely injured. Survivors and family members were not offered due ...