Pedro Arcain Riccetto

Bonavero Early Career Fellow



Pedro Arcain is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and an Early Career Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford University. He is also part of the Democracy Fellows Program at Harvard's Ash Center and the Victor Nunes Leal Chair in Judicial Studies at the Supreme Court of Brazil.


His main research interests are at the intersection of public law, politics, and public policy. More specifically, Pedro's work focuses on the behaviour and design of courts in democracies. He is currently working on two main projects: an empirical effort to better understand courts' power to review constitutional change from a global perspective; and a study on the evolution of judicial diversity and its impact on democratic governance in Europe and the Americas.