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Annual Brendan Brown Lecture Series presents international criminal law professor

Loyola press release - March 26, 2012

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents “The Role of Criminal Law in the Response to Serious Violations of Human Rights,” a lecture by Carlos Eduardo Japiassú, professor of criminal law and international criminal law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Japiassú’s presentation is the 2012 Brendan Brown lecture and takes place on Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 405. It is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Japiassú lectures on a regular basis on the topics of criminal law and international human rights law at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour and the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, both in France. He holds several law degrees awarded by the State University of Rio de Janeiro, including a Bachelor of Law, a Master of Laws and a doctorate in public law.

Japiassú has served in numerous domestic and international organizations, including: deputy secretary general of the International Association of Penal Law and president of its Brazilian national chapter, director of the Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, member of the bar exam expert committee for the Brazilian Bar Association, and member of the National Council of Criminal and Penitentiary Policy in the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. He is also a consultant with the International Monetary Fund on projects in his area of expertise.

The Brendan Brown Natural Law Institute was established through the generosity of the late Brendan Brown, a former faculty member of the College of Law. The institute sponsors a major annual lecture, colloquia and other scholarly activities in keeping with Brown’s love of natural law and scholarly discourse.

For more information, contact Jessica Howard at 504-861-5760 or jkhoward@loyno.edu.

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