What are Transitions For? Atrocity, International Criminal Justice, and the Political, Quinnipiac Law Review (2014)

This essay offers an answer to the question of what societies afflicted by atrocities ought...



Reconstructing Constitutional Punishment, Washington University Jurisprudence Review (2014)

Constitutional orders punish — and they punish abundantly. However, analysis of the constitutionality of punishment...



Por um Law no Mundo: Fundamentos Jusfilosóficos do Instituto da Adoção como Direito Humano, Revista de Direito Administrativo (2013)

Este ensaio articula os fundamentos jusfilosóficos do direito humano e cosmopolita dos jovens privados de...



Fact Therapy: Review of William J. Stunz's The Collapse of American Justice, Commonweal (2012)

Book review of "The Collapse of American Criminal Justice" by William J. Stuntz.



Finding Home in the World: A Deontological Theory of the Right to Be Adopted, New York Law School Law Review (2011)

Because of the continued dominance of consequentialist views, the deontological paradigm that emerges in the...



Punishing Cruelly: Punishment, Cruelty, and Mercy, Criminal Law and Philosophy (2008)

What is cruelty? How and why does it matter? What do the legal rejection of...



The Idea of Equality and Affirmative Actions, Lua Nova (2004)

The article starts out from a concise reconstruction of the republican and the democratic ideals...



Forthcoming Publications


The Jurisprudence of Cruelty in Criminal Law, (2014)

This article identifies and explains four conceptions of cruelty in criminal law and reconstructs the...


Works in Progress

Imagination and Formalism in Law (2014)

Contribution to edited volume celebrating the 25th year of publication of Martti Koskenniemi’s From Apology...

Law and Imagination in Latin America (2014)

Contribution to the book Frontiers of Contemporary Legal Thought.