Vasco Pereira da Silva

Full Professor, Vice-President, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP)
ResearcherLisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP)

Research Interests

Constitutional Law – Administrative Law – Fundamental Rights – Political Science - Environmental Law - Global Law - Cultural Law

Faculty Bio

Vasco Pereira da Silva is Full Professor of Law at the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He is also an Invited Chairholder of the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) where he read for his Doctorate. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FD-UNL) and, abroad, at the University of Hannover, the University of Granada, the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and the Federal University of Pernambuco. More recently, he was awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorship by the União Educacional do Planalto Central de Brasília (UNIPLAC) following the indication by the Faculdade de Ciências Jurídicas do Planalto Central «for his notorious knowledge and acclaimed experience in the field of juridico-political sciences and for his contribution to the mutual understanding between Portuguese-speaking peoples». Currently, he acts as the general coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus masters programme «European Legal Practice Integrated Studies» (LLm. Eur.), held by the Law Faculties of the University of Lisbon, the University of Hannover and the University of Rouen. He is also a member of the Direction of the Instituto de Estudos Políticos of the Portuguese Catholic University (IEP-UCP) and the Coordinator of the Administration and Public Policy Group of the Masters and PhD Programmes in Political Science at that same Institution. He was a member of various councils and scientific commissions which accompanied several Portuguese governments and a member of the Commission responsible for the Legislative Assembly of Macao as well as for the elaboration of the draft of the Code of Administrative Procedure of Macao. A founder of the the Portuguese Association of Political Science, he is a member of the board of the European Society of Professors in Public Law (Societas Iuris Publici Europaei – S.I.P.E.) in Frankfurt and of the Instituto Internacional de Estudos do Direito do Estado (I.I.E.D.E.) in Porto Alegre. Apart from the talks and conferences held in Brazil, Spain, Belgium, France, Greece and China, Vasco Pereira da Silva has published widely in highly regarded law journals and in various languages. Amongst his books we should highlight O Contencioso Administrativo no Divã da Psicanálise, A Cultura a que Tenho Direito, Verdes são Também os Direitos do Homem and the e-book Functions and Purposes of the Administrative Procedure: New Problems and New Solutions, co-authored with several foreign scholars.