Constitutional rights in the balance

12 June, 2013

Constitutional rights in the balance: Modern exclusionary rules and the toleration of police lawlessness in the search for truth     This article explores the tension in modern criminal procedure between the goal of ascertaining the material truth of the criminal charge and the respect for important human rights of criminal suspects during the investigation […]

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Social and economic values in the transformation of the practice of law

12 June, 2013

Social and economic values in the transformation of the practice of law     Not too many years ago, in Portugal and Spain, the paradigm of the legal professional was of gowned lawyers, lawyers practicing before the courts, who intervened, in particular, in disputes, in the pathology of social and economic interrelation in life. The […]

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Comparative exclusionary rules – portuguese and brazilian perspective

12 June, 2013

Please click here to access the text kindly made available by Professor Doutor Paulo de Sousa Mendes corresponding to his speech at the International Conference on “comparative exclusionary rules” on 5.06.2013, held at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Lisbon Law Faculty, with support of our law firm

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Double representation in cases of european arrest warrant executions

17 May, 2013

Double representation in cases of european arrest warrant executions   View the PowerPoint on the necessity of dual representation in cases of European arrest warrant executions, elaborated by Dra. Vânia Costa Ramos, as the script of her presentation at the ERA conference «Making legal remedies in EU Criminal Justice more efficient», which took place in […]

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Publications

15 May, 2013

Principles and Values Law practice is a profession of social interest. It is an indispensable and highly personal activity, given that although the lawyer’s relevance goes beyond the defence of personal interests, he cannot possibly disregard them. There is a demand for a special relationship between him and his client, one of confidentiality, comfort, trust […]

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