Research Fellowship for R&D Initiation (BII) for BSc Student

 1 Research Fellowship(s) for R&D Initiation (BII) is(are) open at the FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, for the project/R&D institution “Exploring the evolutionary origin of sentience”, “2022.05256.PTDC”, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC) under the programme R&D Projects In All Scientific Domains, Exploratory Research Projects (PeX) – 2022.

Consult the call for more details


Now available: video and articles of conference “Sexual offences: dialogue between European reforms”

Now available: the video of the conference “Sexual offences: dialogue between European reforms” (May, 4)

Click here to see the recording  

Also available, in open access in the journal Anatomia do Crime, vol.  17, some articles corresponding to the lectures given at the conference:

“Magna Carta do Delinquente versus Direito Penal da vítima na reforma penal do crime de violação” (Maria Fernanda Palma)
“Rethinking Sexual Crimes: From Women’s Consent to Men’s Responsibility” (Jonathan Herring)
“El nuevo delito de agresión sexual en el Código Penal español: crónica de una reforma fallida” (Elena Blanca Marín de Espinosa Ceballos)
“Victimes majeures et mineures d’infractions sexuelles : l’approche du consentement par le droit pénal français” (Audrey Darsonville)

6th Congress on Criminal Investigation

The Union Association of Criminal Investigators of the Criminal Police (ASFIC/PJ) and the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences (IDPCC) will hold, on the next 20th and 21st of April 2023, the VI Congress of Criminal Investigation.

This international academic and scientific event  will be held in Auditorium 1 of the New Building Headquarters of the Judiciary Police and has as its central theme ‘The new frontiers of criminal investigation’, in the areas of negotiated justice, new forms of denunciation and intelligence artificial in criminal investigation.


For more information, please consult the event’s page (PT only)

Sexual offences: dialogue between European reforms

CIDPCC organizes the conference on “Sexual offences: dialogues between European reforms” at the Auditorium of the School of Law of University of Lisbon, on May 4, 2023, 9:30 am – 4 pm.

9:30 am Opening – Paula Vaz Freire (Dean of the School of Law of University of Lisbon)
10 am Jonathan Herring (Professor of Law Exeter College – Oxford University) – Rethinking sexual crimes: from women’s consent to men’s responsibility
11 am Tatjana Hörnle (Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law) – European reforms on sexual crimes
12 am Maria Fernanda Palma (Full Professor at School of Law of University of Lisbon) – Sexual assault within the consent model as a new paradigm of sexual autonomy

1:40 pm Audrey Darsonville (Professeur Agrégé, Université Paris Nanterre) – Victimes mineures et majeures – l’approche du consentement par le droit pénal français
2:30 pm Elena Ceballos (Full Professor at Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Granada) – Ley Orgánica 10/2022, de 6 de septiembre, de garantía integral de la libertad sexual
3:30 pm Closure – Dulce Rocha (President of IAC – Child Support Institute)

Watch the conference here

PhD Graduation

Congratulations to our researcher António Brito Neves, who received his PhD at the University of Lisbon by February 23rd!

António Brito Neves successfully defended his PhD thesis (on the admissibility of means of evidence achieved by private individuals in criminal procedure)  in Law, having been approved unanimously with highest classification.

We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours!


Criminal Law and Medicine: Current and Perennial Questions

Scientific coordination:
Maria Fernanda Palma (FDUL)
Maria Luisa Figueira (FMUL)
Luís Madeira (FMUL)
Maria do Céu Machado (FMUL)
Rui Tato Marinho (FMUL)
António Vaz Carneiro (FMUL)
Helena Morão (FDUL)
Ricardo Tavares da Silva (FDUL)
António Brito Neves (FDUL)

Online seminar/ postgraduation course via platform Zoom

Dates: 2023, April 29 – June 03 (saturdays)



CALL FOR PAPERS – Closing conference of ZiF Research Group “Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products”


July 17-19, 2023: Closing conference of the ZiF Research Group “Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products”

Organizers: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld University), Sabine Gless (University of Basel), Gerd Muehlheusser (University of Hamburg)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University is pleased to announce the closing conference of its Research Group “Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products”. The conference aims to provide a platform for both disciplinary and in- terdisciplinary exchange on topics related to the development and legal regulation of smart products, as well as factors determining their acceptance and diffusion.

Questions of particular interest include:

  • How are innovation activities of firms affected by the legal environment?
  • How do specific features of smart products affect consumers’ trust in these products and

    their willingness to adopt?

  • What are the implications when decisions are taken by non-legal entities such as algo-

    rithms (e.g. pricing, court decisions, behavior of autonomous vehicles or household ro-


  • How to deal with the major regulatory challenges arising in the age of smart products?

    We are mainly inviting papers with an economic and/or legal perspective on such questions (thereby using various methodological approaches), but we also welcome submissions from other disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, engineering, and data sciences.


    Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University) and Gerhard Wagner (Humboldt University Berlin)


    There is no participation fee, but participants need to register for the conference in advance. ZiF will cover the cost for travel and accommodation for speakers and discussants according to its regulations.

    The conference takes place in person at ZiF, but online participation will also be possible.


    Please submit either a full paper or an extended abstract (written in English, preferably as PDF) by March 1, 2023 to:

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