Helena Pereira de Melo

Associate Professor with Aggregation
helena.melo@novalaw.unl.pt

Professor Helena Pereira de Melo graduated in Law from the University of Coimbra and subsequently completed a post-graduation in European Union Law and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School. In 2005, she obtained her PhD degree from the NOVA School of Law.

Between 2009 and 2018, she was Assistant Director of NOVA School of Law, where she also teaches Constitutional Law, Health and Bioethics Law and Social Equality Law.

Professor Helena Pereira de Melo is also the president of Abio – Association dedicated to research, teaching and dissemination of bioethics, and vice president of the Portuguese Bioethics Association. In addition, she teaches subjects on the European Master in Human Rights and Democratization, organized by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization, and has also published several books and articles on bio-rights and women’s rights issues.

 

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Bachelor’s degree (1st Cycle):

  • Public Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Public International Law
  • Social Equality Law

 

Master’s degree (2nd Cycle):

  • Life Sciences Law
  • Methodology of Legal Research
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Health Law and Bioethics

 

PhD (3rd Cycle):

  • Gender, Equality and Human Rights
  • International and European Law and Gender Equality

 

In Portuguese:

  • A Clonagem Humana Reprodutiva no Direito Internacional dos Direitos Humanos – Helena Pereira de Melo, Livraria Almedina, Coimbra, 2019, 230 pp.
  • Os Direitos das Mulheres no Estado Novo – A Segunda Grande Guerra – Helena Pereira de Melo, Livraria Almedina, Coimbra, 2017, 229 pp.
  • Mulheres Portuguesas (História da Vida e dos Direitos das Mulheres num Mundo em Mudança) – Irene Flunser Pimentel, Helena Pereira de Melo (prefácio de Teresa Pizarro Beleza), Clube do Autor, Lisboa, 2015, 526 pp.
  • A Mediação Penal em Portugal – Teresa Pizarro Beleza, Helena Pereira de Melo, Almedina, Coimbra, 2012, 170 pp.
  • Testamento Vital – Rui Nunes, Helena Pereira de Melo, Almedina, Coimbra, 2011, 222 pp.
  • Manual de Biodireito – Helena Pereira de Melo, Almedina, Coimbra, 2008, 302 pp.
  • Clonagem e Direito – Helena Pereira de Melo, Serviço de Bioética e Ética Médica da Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Porto, 2007, 99 pp.
  • Implicações Jurídicas do Projeto do Genoma Humano: Constituirá a Discriminação Genética uma Nova Forma de Apartheid? vol. 1 – Helena Pereira de Melo, Serviço de Bioética e Ética Médica da Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Porto, 2007, 648 pp.

 

In English

  • Olympie de Gouges Teresa Pizarro Beleza, Helena Pereira de Melo – The Faces of Human Rights, Kasey McCall-Smith, Jan Wouters e Felipe Gómez Isa (ed.), Hart Publishing, London, 2019
  • Fundamental Rights in Lisbon and “Tropical Versailles” in the Beginning of the 19th Century – Teresa Pizarro Beleza, Helena Pereira de Melo
  • The First Fundamental Rights Document(s), Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides, Jean-PaulLeheners, Manfred Nowak e Markku Suksi (ed.) – Intersentia, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2015
  • Portugal: “Tropical Versailles” in the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century – Teresa Pizarro Beleza, Helena Pereira de Melo, The First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe, Commemorating 800 Years of Magna Carta, Markku Suksi, Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides Jean-Paul Leheners, Manfred Nowak (ed.), Intersentia, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2015, pp. 174 – 184
  • Clinical Trials in Portugal – Helena Pereira de Melo, Law, Public Health Care System and Society, Vol. 6, Brigitte E. S. Jansen (ed.), Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, München, 2011, pp. 43 – 127
  • The Portuguese Health Care System – Helena Pereira de Melo, Law, Public Health Care System and Society, Vol. 2, Brigitte E. S. Jansen (ed.), Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, München, 2010, pp. 17 – 43
  • “Living with Other People’s Organs” – Organ Transplantation in Portugal – Helena Pereira de Melo, Law, Public Health Care System and Society, vol. 3, Brigitte E. S. Jansen (ed.), Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, München, 2010, pp. 87 – 130
  • Portugal: Human Rights Guidelines from the Constitution to Sugar Bags – Teresa Pizarro Beleza e Helena Pereira de Melo, 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Europe, Vinoch Jaichand and Markku Suksi (ed.s), Intersentia, Oxford, 2009, pp. 231 – 239
  • Health law
  • Bioethics
  • Social Equality Law
  • Women’s Law