Danilo is a DPhil in Law candidate researching the human rights and environmental obligations of multilateral development banks towards individuals and communities negatively affected by development projects, with a special attention towards enforcement and redress. Prior to joining Oxford, he acted on behalf of over 200,000 victims of the Fundão Dam disaster in Brazil on the English proceedings against BHP; coordinated the Judges & Prosecutors segment of the 8th World Water Forum; and clerked for Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin at Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal.
At Oxford, Danilo has acted as Research Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (working primarily on the Bonavero Reports Series), as Research Officer at the Blavatnik School of Government, and as 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 research interests include Public International Law, the Law of International Organisations, Business & Human Rights, and International Environmental Law.
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.