Vanice Lírio do Valle

Vanice Lírio do Valle is a municipal tenured public lawyer, representing the Rio de Janeiro City Hall, with a large experience in human rights litigation, especially related with housing and environmental issues. Her teaching in fundamental rights and judicial review at Estácio de Sá University, complements that “hands-on” perspective with the necessary theoretical foundation and critical view. She has written on judicialization of socioeconomic rights in Brazil, with particular focus on the regressive potential of such a tendency. At Harvard, she will examine the intrinsic relationship between rights and remedies, exploring the hypothesis that judicial intervention is not a neutral activity, but rather contributes in configuring rights content.