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 pluridisciplinarity.

The CIJE is organized around two main lines of research:


1. New rights or new objects for law?
It is obvious that, as a form of social regulation, the Law has never been so harassed by an open conception of the human, nor so permeable to public opinion. This line aims to critically address the issues that changes in social life bring to the regulation of legal science as a paradigm of coexistence founded on the dignity of the human person, e.g. in the areas of privacy, “bio-rights”, cultural accommodation.

Luísa Neto e Anabela Leão

Collaboration by Sofia Santos, Postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto - on The effectiveness of the mechanisms for the defense of participatory democracy in the era of disinformation, under the supervision of Professor Luísa Neto - and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Lusíada University of Porto.

2. Public policy and regulation studies cabinet
Research line of CIJE - Centro de Investigação Jurídico-Económica, inserted in FDUP, which studies the exercise of public policies at various levels, from the legal-economic frameworks to the social and legal impacts, focusing in particular on the dynamics of the juridical-institucional environment in the fields of public governance and regulation.

José N. Cruz, João Pacheco de Amorim, José Reis, Pedro Sousa, Daniela Wilks, André Leite e Sandra Oliveira e Silva

3. Cabinet of Estudos Libertas Religionis

Paulo Adragão, Anabela Leão e Tiago Ramalho

4. Europe in the internacional and national context

Investigation topics
1. Constitutionalization of Europe
2. Unity, diversity and identity
3. Human Rights
4. European Maritime Policy
5. Ocean Governance
6. Jurisdiction and liability

Marta Chantal Ribeiro, Graça Enes e Diogo Feio

5. Administrative Law

— General Theory of Administrative Law

— Public Procurement

— Civil Service Regime

João Pacheco Amorim e Juliana Coutinho

4. Family and inheritance estate relations

Helena Mota e Rute Teixeira Pedro