Thiago Felipe Alves Pinto

Departmental Lecturer in Legal Studies and Diplomatic Studies and Director of Studies in Religion and Theology at Conted and DPhil Law

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St Peter's College


Thiago holds an LLB (Hons.) from Centro Universitário Curitiba (Brazil) and a Master's Degree in International Human Rights Law from Åbo Akademi University (Finland), where he graduated with honours eximia cum laude approbatur. He is currently in the final year of his DPhil in Law, researching on the topic of offence to religious belief in international human rights law. His research focuses on how international human rights courts have addressed issues of blasphemy, apostasy, and censorship of expressions deemed offensive to religious belief.

Thiago has been actively involved with NGOs, Think Tanks, as well as national and international organisations, having worked with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, UNESCO, the International Organization for Migration, the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and Chatham House. 

He has also participated in research activities at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (University of Oxford) and the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief (University of Oslo); as well as taught in both universities. At Oxford, Thiago was the Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights Law (2015-2017) and a Tutor in Human Rights Law (2016-2018 and 2019-2020). 

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Research Interests

Human Rights Law; Law and Religion; Public International Law; Business and Human Rights

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