Carlos Eduardo de Castro e Silva Carreira

University of São Paulo


Received Sylff fellowship in 2019.
Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. André de Carvalho Ramos

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Coordinator of Public International Relations for the Sexual and Gender Diversity Commission of the Sao Paulo State Branch of OAB (Brazillian BAR Association). Academic Director of the Center of Research on International Protection of Minorities, at the University of Sao Paulo (CEPIM-USP). Lawyer, Member and Advisor (Scientific, Ethics and Disciplinary Boards) of the Lawyers Group for Sexual and Gender Diversity (GADvS). Researcher at the Research Group on the Plurality of Sources of Private International Law and Brazil, as well as on the Anthropology Research Group on Islamic and Arabic Contexts (GRACIAS), both institutionally based at USP. Student's Academic Body Representative for the Graduate Studies Program at the Education Promotion Committee from USP Law School (2018-2019 mandate).

Carlos Eduardo de Castro e Silva Carreira is a Graduate Student currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Comparative and International Law, at the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) (Largo São Francisco, FD-USP), with a scholarship grant from The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF, Japan). He is currently undertaking Specialization Studies on Family and Succession Law at the Sao Paulo Law School and has a Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B.) at the Sao State University, Franca Campus (UNESP). His academic emphasis lies primarily on Private and Public International Law, Human Rights, Family and Succession Law, Studies of Sexuality and Gender Identity, Islamic and Arabic Contexts and Backgrounds as well as Brazilian Foreign Policy and Popular Education.

The research project draws upon International Law, regarding the line of research of Private International Law, to work towards feasible forms of inter-cultural legal situations recognition in contemporary Private International Law through a dialogue with Human Rights, insofar as having as a specific analysis object the matter of LGBTQIA+ Families according to Islamic Law. However, by knowing that such is a system of religious inception in Islam and in its traditional legal expression is unable to properly gather rights referring to sexual orientation diversity as well as gender identity, and hence to provide for these families when constituting themselves transnationally with with a country that follows Islamic Law, we propose a new reflection on the current chapter of legal situations recognition in Private International Law given the expansion of the grammar of Human Rights and inter-cultural situations. Thus, for establishing the basis of such rereading of the institution and constituting a new interpretation accounting for Islamic legal parameters, we indicate as theoretical cornerstones the body of jurists composed by Léna Gannagé, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im and André de Carvalho Ramos, the latter, respectively by An-Na'im's Theories of Inner and Outer Dialogue (Diálogos Interno e Externo) and Carvalho Ramos's International Interpretation of Human Rights (Interpretação Internacional dos Direitos Humanos). Finally, the refereed theoretical body is anchored on Ludovic Mohamed Zahed's propositions of an Islam inclusive towards both gender orientation diversity and gender identity. Therefore, we stablish a methodology backed by the critical-dialectical epistemological paradigm, with bibliographic-documental research techniques followed by a qualitative empirical analysis of our object by means of conducted interviews. Finally, we account for an analysis of Comparative Islamic Law in itself.

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