New PhD Fellow at iCourts – University of Copenhagen

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07 September 2012

New PhD Fellow at iCourts

Carolina Alvarez Utoft is a PhD fellow in the institutionalisation group at iCourts.

Her research project investigates the legal, political and sociological dynamics and elements underlying the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ institutionalization throughout its different stages of evolution, in order to analyse its impact on the democratic balance of the international order and of its region.

She completed her master studies in the program "Public Law and Integration Processes: European Union and Mercosur", carried out at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, and worked for one year as a legal researcher financed by the Government of La Coruña in an interdisciplinary project which explored the implications for Democratic Governance of contracting out through administrative agencies in the Spanish Central Administration within the context of the European regional integration.

Carolina graduated from the Faculty of Law of Federal University of Ceará (UFC) in Brazil, and has previously worked as a lawyer in the same country. Her practice encompassed a wide range of issues, among others, related to Human Rights, Procedural Civil Law, Administrative Law and Constitutional Law.