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College: Hughes Hall

Start Date: Oct 2015

End Date: 2018


Faculty of Law profile






  • PhD Candidate, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (2015-2018)
  • Visiting Researcher, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki (Summer 2017)
  • LL.M. (First Class Honours), Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (2014-2015)
  • Hague Academy of International Law Summer Programme, Public International Law Session, The Netherlands (2013)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil (2013)
  • Undergraduate Exchange Programme, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2012)

 Work Experience

  • Cambridge Tripos Supervisor, Public International Law (2015/2016, 2016/2017)
  • Cambridge LL.M. Graduate teaching assistant, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping (2017)
  • Pegasus Trust Scholarship (summer placements at the English Bar), United Kingdom (2015)
  • Qualified Lawyer (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil), Brazil (2014)
  • Intern, Office of the Prosecutor Trial Division, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Netherlands (2014)


  • CAPES/Cambridge Trust Scholarship (2015-2018)
  • Clive Parry (Overseas) Prize for International Law, Cambridge LL.M. (2015)
  • Hughes Hall E.M. Burnett Prize (2015)
  • Cambridge Trust LL.M. Scholarship (2014-2015)
  • Instituto Ling / Gouvea Vieira LL.M. Scholarship (2014-2015)
  • Best Oralist Brazilian National Rounds, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2011)


Prof. Eyal Benvenisti

Research areas

Sources of International Law, History of International Law, Theory of International Law, Critical Legal Studies, International Dispute Settlement, State Responsibility, Use of Force, International Criminal Law


Luiza Leao Soares Pereira, 'International Law Commission materials – an investigation into their legal nature and place within the Commission’s ‘Identification of Customary International Law’ Project' in Jean d'Aspremont, Ian Scobbie, Sufyan Droubi International Organisations and Formation of Customary International Law (Manchester University Press 2018) (forthcoming)