Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro

Professor of Law

Judge of the Constitutional Court of Portugal (since July 2016). Professor of Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Basic legal studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2006), LL.M. (2007) and S.J.D. (2012) at Harvard Law School. Joint coordinator of the Lisbon Section of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law (2014-2016). Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (2013) and at the University of Perugia (2014). Clark Byse Fellow at the Harvard Law School (2010/11) and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Gulbenkian Professor at the Católica Global School of Law (2013-2016). Recipient of Harvard Law School’s Mancini Prize for his doctoral dissertation (2013) and of the Kennedy School of Government’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching (2010). Member of the executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL-AIDC). Member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON), the International Law Association (ILA) and the Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (IVR). Author of the monograph The Decline of Private Law: A Philosophical History of Liberal Legalism, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019; co-author of Método do Caso: Uma Introdução ao Direito, 4.ª ed., Universidade Católica Editora, Lisboa, 2018; co-editor of Justiça Entre Gerações: Perspectivas Interdisciplinares, Lisboa: Universidade Católica Editora, 2017; and co-editor of O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise: Ensaios Críticos, Almedina, Coimbra, 2014. Published several articles and book chapters in the fields of Constitutional Theory and Legal Philosophy. Guest speaker at conferences, colloquia and lectures at, among other places, Columbia University, Harvard University, Humboldt-Berlin University, Oxford University, Luigi Bocconi University, the European University Instittute, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio Grande do Sul, the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the Universidade de Coimbra, the Universidade de Lisboa e the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His teaching at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa includes or has included the following courses: Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Justice, Case Method, Foundations of Private Law, Law and Economics, History of Political Thought, Legal Research, and Legal Reasoning. Consultant to the law firm PLMJ (2016), member of the Technical Committee of the “A New Constitution” initiative of Observador (2015), member of the Scientific Committee for the “Present in the Future” conferences of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation (2014-2015), and consultant to the Tropical Research Institute (IICT, 2004-2005) and the OECD’s Development Studies Centre (2003-2004).

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A Pluralist Case for the Harm Principle

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2017. University of San Diego Law Review
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Is Judicial Restraint a Matter of Bright Lines or of Democratic Deference?

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2017. E-Pública: Revista Electrónica de Direito Público
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Justiça Entre Gerações: Perspectivas Interdisciplinares

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2017. Universidade Católica Editora
Book Chapter

O Problema da Tutela Constitucional das Gerações Futuras

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2017. Justiça Entre Gerações: Perspectivas Interdisciplinares
Book Chapter

The Effects of Fundamental Rights in Private Disputes

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2017. European Contract Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
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Método do Caso: Uma Introdução ao Direito

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2016. Universidade Católica Editora
Book Chapter

O Paradoxo Democrático na Constituição Portuguesa de 1976

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2016. Estudos em Homenagem ao Conselheiro Rui Moura Ramos
Book Chapter

O que é Hoje Matéria Constitucional?

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2016. A Prova do Tempo. 40 Anos de Constituição
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Free Speech: The Freedom of Freedoms

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2015. Synergy Magazine: Magazine of the European Law Students’ Association
Book Chapter

Judicial Activism and Fidelity to Law

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2015. Judicial Activism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the American and European Experiences
Book Chapter

O Constitucionalismo dos Princípios

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2014. O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise: Ensaios Críticos
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O Tribunal Constitucional e a Crise: Ensaios Críticos

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2014. Almedina
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«Porquês» Infinitos na Filosofia e no Direito

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2014. Infinito ― Cadernos Mateus
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“Kant”

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2014. Enciclopédia de Relações Internacionais
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“Paz Perpétua”

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2014. Enciclopédia de Relações Internacionais
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Costume

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2013. Enciclopédia da Constituição Portuguesa
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Judicial Activism Against Austerity in Portugal

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2013. International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog
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Revisão Constitucional

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2013. Enciclopédia da Constituição Portuguesa
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o The Decline of Private Law: A Philosophic History of Liberal Legalism

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2012. Harvard Law School
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Coacção (Garantia do Direito Internacional)

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2011. Enciclopédia Portuguesa de Direito Internacional
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Enciclopédia Portuguesa de Direito Internacional

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2011. Coacção (Vício dos Tratados Internacionais)
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Why The Concept of Adaptation is Harmful to Social Thought

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2011. Adaptação ― Cadernos Mateus
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Towards an Internal Critique of the Jurisprudence of Adjudication

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2007. Harvard Law School
Book Chapter

Features of Legal Pluralism: Lessons from Angola and Mozambique

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2006. State and Traditional Law in Angola and Mozambique
Book Chapter

Parcerias Público-Privadas para o Desenvolvimento na África Austral

Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro 2005. Parcerias Público-Privadas e Integração Económica na África Austral