Danilo is a DPhil in Law candidate researching the effectiveness of Multilateral Development Banks' compliance mechanisms in giving individuals and communities access to effective non-judicial remedy. His current research focuses on reviewing the World Bank's IFC Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), using the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) as a benchmark . Prior to joining Oxford, he acted on behalf of victims of business-related environmental and human rights abuses in transnational civil liability litigation before UK and EU courts; coordinated the Judges & Prosecutors segment of the 8th World Water Forum; and clerked for Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin at Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE).
At Oxford, Danilo has acted as Research Officer at the Blavatnik School of Government (Global Economic Governance programme), Research Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (working primarily on the Bonavero Reports Series), and Assistant Convener of OxBHR (Oxford Business & Human Rights Network). Danilo is also member of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law (Climate Change specialists and Early Career groups) and of the Global Business & Human Rights Scholars Association, as well as a reporter for OUP's Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts. His interests include Business & Human Rights, Global Governance, International Environmental Law, and Public International Law, and he has co-submitted evidence to the UK Parliament on those topics.
Danilo holds an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge (First Class, Hugh Bevan Award), where he edited the Cambridge International Law Journal, and an LL.B. from the University of Brasília, Brazil, where he has also been admitted to the Bar (OAB). He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish, and has working knowledge of German and French.
In his free time, Danilo enjoys making music, tweeting, using the Oxford comma, and writing in the third person.