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Carina Calabria  is a human rights activist and has a PhD at the University of Manchester. She was a researcher of the project "A Sociology of the Transnational Constitution", funded by the European Research Council with an advanced grant. In this video, Carina analyses some implications of the death of the River Doce in Brazil, bringing us a reflection about human rights, environmental rights and development. 

Her PhD addressed the efficacy of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, with a focus on cases concerning indigenous rights,  amnesty laws, and prison system. In the last years, Carina engaged in socio-legal research and carried out fieldwork in different countries in Latin America interviewing a great array of legal actors. She was a Visiting Professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights during the first semester of 2015.

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