Danilo B. Garrido Alves

DPhil Law


Danilo is Senior Scholar (Wadham College) and DPhil in Law researching Multilateral Development Banks and their independent accountability mechanisms for human rights and environmental harm. 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). Between 2022-23, Danilo acted as a Judicial Fellow at the International Court of Justice, as one of three students awarded a United Nations stipend for the program. He currently also works as Legal Counsel at Greenpeace International.

At Oxford, Danilo has acted as Sub-Dean at Wadham College, Tutor in FHS Public International Law for several colleges, 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 a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law (Climate Change specialist group) and of the International Law Association's Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as a reporter for OUP's Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts. He has co-submitted evidence to the UK Parliament on matters of digital trade and scrutiny of international agreements, which have been cited extensively in Parliamentary reports, and has co-drafted submissions to the International Court of Justice on behalf of both international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Danilo is a dual-qualified lawyer (EU and Brazil), with 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. His fields of interest include Business & Human Rights, Global Governance, International Environmental Law, and Public International Law. Danilo 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.



Research Interests

Public International Law, Business & Human Rights, Global Governance, International Environmental Law.

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