Management

Prof. Doutor Paulo de Sousa Mendes

Prof. Doutor Paulo de Sousa Mendes

2nd Assistant Director of the CIDPCC

Areas of Interest

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, The Law of Evidence and Criminology

Academic Qualifications

Degree in Law (1981), Masters in Law (1987) and PhD in Law (2006)  

Research and  Scientific cooperation

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Research Centre for Latin-American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (University of Göttingen)
  • Scholarships from FCT (Augsburg, Freiburg i. Br., Göttingen, Munich, Bielefeld, and Trento), DAAD (Munich, and Freiburg i. Br.), and MPI (Freiburg i. Br.)
  • Member of the scientific or editorial board of several journals, namely Goltdammer´s Archiv für Strafrecht (German), Revista de Concorrência e Regulação (Portugal), Revista do Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Criminal (Portugal) and Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik (Germany)

Pedagogical experience

  • Associate Professor (with tenure) of the University of Lisbon's Faculty of Law
  • Former Professor at the Portuguese Military Academy (2006-2009).

Academic Background and Relevant Professional Experience

  • Director of the Portuguese Competition Authority's Department of Restrictive Practices, 2013-2016.
  • Director of the Portuguese Competition Authority's Legal and Litigation Department, 2009-2013.
  • Member of the governing bodies of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences (IDPCC) and the Portuguese Association on the Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (ATFD).
  • Former member of the Board of the Mission Unit for Criminal Reform (UMRP), 2005-2007.
  • Former Chief Technician of the Securities Commission (CMVM), 1998-2006.
  • Former member of the Supervisory Board of the Information Services of the Portuguese Republic, 1998-1999.
  • Member of the Management Board of the Institution of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences (IDPCC). Formerly a teacher at the Military Academy, where he taught Criminal Procedure Law (2006-2009). Former member of the Supervisory Board of the Information Services of the Portuguese Republic (1998-1999). Former member of the Board of the Mission Unit for Criminal Reform (2005-2007). Former jurist at the Securities Commission (1998-2006).

Academic Articles / Relevant Publications

Monographs

  • Vale a pena o direito penal do ambiente?, Lisboa, 2004 (1.ª ed., 2000)
  • O torto intrinsecamente culposo como condição necessária da imputação da pena, Coimbra, 2007
  • Lições de Direito Processual Penal, Coimbra, 2014 (1.ª ed., 2013);

Collections

  • «Kausalität als heuristisches Kriterium» (colab. A. Miranda), in AA.VV., Gerechtigkeitswissenschaft - Kolloquium aus Anlass des 70. Geburtstages v. L. Philipps, Berlin, 2005, 329-367
  • «Positivistische Zurechnung», in AA.VV., Effizienz von e-Lösungen in Staat und Gesellschaft, Stuttgart, 2005, 567-575
  • «Sobre a capacidade de rendimento da ideia de diminuição do risco», in AA.VV., Temas de Direito Penal, Rio de Janeiro, 2008, 217-259
  • «Tráfico de pessoas», in AA.VV., Tratado Luso-Brasileiro da Dignidade Humana, São Paulo, 2009 (1.ª ed., 2008), 967-973
  • «Über das Fehlen des Pflichtbegriffs bei den Griechen», in AA.VV., Auf dem Weg zur Idee der Gerechtigkeit - Gedenkschrift für I. Tammelo, Wien, 2009, 55-63
  • «Judging Eichmann to Render Justice», in AA.VV., Eichmann in Jerusalem - 50 Years After, Berlin, 2012, 107-121
  • «Sind die Erfahrungssätze maßgeblich für die strafrechtliche Beweiswürdigung?», in AA.VV., Rhetorisches, topisches, plausibles Schließen, München, 2013, 88-100
  • «Über die philosophischen Wurzeln der Trennung zwischen Unrecht und Schuld», in AA.VV., Festschrift für Jürgen Wolter zum 70. Geburtstag, Berlin, 2013.

Journals

  • «Was dürfen wir vom Kriterium der Risikoverringerung erwarten?», in GA 2/2011, 557-577
  • «Hatten die Stoiker eine normative Ethik?», in ARSP 98/2012, 169-184