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Dr. Fernando Augusto Fernandes

A professor in Economic Criminal Law, he has a Master′s in Criminal Law from Cândido Mendes University and his thesis was on the defense of political prisoners via the Republic. He took a specialization course in Criminal Law at the same institution.

Fernando Augusto Fernandes holds an MBA in Economic and Corporate Law from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers´ Society in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Criminology Institute of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences. He has also published various articles in specialized criminal law magazines. He was Director of the Brazilian arm of the International Criminal Law Association from 2005 through 2009.

He was also a councilor of the Rio de Janeiro chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association from 2006 through 2009 and was the President of its Defense, Assistance and Prerogatives Commission.

Fernando Augusto has a doctoral degree in Political Science at Fluminense Federal University (2011), in which he analyzed, under the tutelage of Gisalio Cerqueira Filho, the training of brazilian lawyers. He started by examining the early law schools (São Paulo and Recife), in addition to studying the 1930 University reform and its influences on sentences on political prisoners and the power relationships within the judiciary today.

Member of the Defence Committee for the Right of Defence (2014 - 2016) - OAB Federal.