Luís Pereira Coutinho

Assistant Professor, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP)
Researcher, Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP)

Research Interests

Constitutional Law – Administrative Law – Political Science – Political Theory – International Relations Theory

Faculty Bio

Luís Pereira Coutinho has completed his doctorate in Law at the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon where he is Assistant Professor and a Researcher. He has also taught at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Apart from his academic functions, he is a lawyer. He has devoted a lot of his research to the topics of human rights and fundamental rights, participating in many collective works and in several conferences on the themes both in Portugal and in Germany. His research interests focus above all in the moral authority of the Constitution, in the relation between the Constitution and Sovereignty, in constitutional revision and in various themes in political thought, international relations theory and the philosophy of law. Among these themes, he is we should highlight his recent interest in the problem of informal changes to the constitution, a theme on which he is working as part of a larger research effort devoted to the project Informal Changes in Constitutional Law at the Centro de Investigação em Direito Público (CIDP) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. His list of published books features such titles as A Realidade Internacional and the acclaimed A Autoridade Moral da Constituição: Da Fundamentação da Validade do Direito Constitucional.