Armando Rocha
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International Law, Law of the Sea, Climate Change Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Human Rights Law

Professor at the School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa

International Law | Law of the Sea | Climate Change Law | Environmental Law | Natural Resources Law | Human Rights Law

2006 | Licenciatura degree (LL.B., 5-year programme) | School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa | Ranked first in the class (17 val.)
2019 | PhD | School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Trainee Lawyer at Sérvulo Correia & Associados from September 2006 to December 2007
Trainee Lawyer at Sérvulo & Associados from January to August 2008
Member of the Board of the Lisbon School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (from July 2011 to January 2014, and from January 2015 to June 2015)
Member of the Advisory Board and of the Strategic Board of the Lisbon School of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (between July 2011 and January 2014)
Visiting Scholar at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (from September 2014 to December 2014)
Visiting Scholar at Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, in Heidelberg, Germany (from September 2015 to December 2015)
Peer-Reviewer, ELSA Law Review (since 2015)
Associate Dean of Católica Global School of Law (2018-2022)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Private Actors as Rights-Holders under the International Law of the Sea

Award Date: 1 Mar 2019



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