Research Lines

The CIJE, being a Unit with a high incidence, started to be organized in well defined lines of research and permanent teams of researchers attached to them, in order to give greater continuity, consistency and affinity to the developed activities, without prejudice to the inter or multidisciplinarity.

The CIJE is organized around two main lines of research:

1. Labour Law Cabinet
The Labour Law Cabinet is a research line of CIJE - Centro de Investigação Jurídico-Económica, inserted in the space of FDUP, which polarizes research in the field of labour law and related disciplinary areas.
Through an identifiable core, internally and externally, the researchers within the Cabinet maximize their collaboration, making their scientific production, initiatives and academic publications recognizable.

Integrate this cabinet:
Francisco Liberal Fernandes, Maria Regina Redinha, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Carlos Arroyo Abad, Juíz Desembargador Dr. Domingos Morais

2. Corporate Law

Since 1999, Corporate Law has been one of the “cornerstones” of research produced at CIJE, bringing together specialists in different areas that develop around the Company and the complex business relations, namely in the areas of Company Law, Banking Law, Guarantee Law and Contract Law.

Integrate this line of investigation:
Miguel Pestana de Vasconcelos, Paulo de Tarso Domingues, Maria Raquel Guimarães, José Reis, Rute Teixeira Pedro, Mariana Fontes da Costa, José Domingo Portero Lameiro, Renato Lovato Neto

3. Social Rights and Consumer Rights

CIJE researchers have been active in the areas of Social Security (Francisco Liberal Fernandes / Ana Sofia Carvalho), Social Housing (Rute Teixeira Pedro / Mariana Fontes da Costa, in partnership with CMP) and Consumer Rights (Maria Raquel Guimarães ).

Represented by Dr. Ana Sofia Carvalho, CIJE is part of the newly created Porto4Ageing Consortium, Porto Center of Excellence for Active and Healthy Aging, coordinated by UP. Through this participation, the CIJE intends to consolidate its research in the area of ​​Social Law and, in particular, in the area of ​​aging.

4. Civil and Professional Liability

The so-called “democratization” movement of civil liability meant the multiplication of actions to enforce civil liability for damages caused by a professional in the exercise of the activity for which he is duly qualified (responsibility of the doctor, the nurse and other health professionals, of the lawyer, the architect, the engineer, among others).

The application of traditional civil liability frameworks, as accepted in positive law, to areas of activity which for a long time, for various reasons, have been immune to exogenous appraisal in the light of legal criteria, has in practice put multiple difficulties that only research can clarify and overcome.
Through this line of investigation, we take on the challenge of reflecting on these difficulties, namely those that translate into the complexity of gauging, in these cases, the verification of the assumptions required for the recognition of the right to compensation (namely those of unlawfulness, fault, causal link and damage), in the discussion of the adequacy of the current distribution of the burden of proof of the constitutive facts of that right, the question of the need to objectify civil liability in some areas, the desirability of overcoming the traditional division between extra-obligation and compulsory obligation, in the problematic socializing the risks associated with certain activities through the insurance mechanism, the functioning of expert evidence,
The result of our research is translated into publications, some already under review, and in the participation and organization of conferences and other scientific and academic meetings (seminars, specialization courses, postgraduate courses).

Rute Teixeira Pedro, Renato Lovato Neto

5. Tax Law

Glória Teixeira, Ana Sofia Carvalho, Rita Tavares de Pina