Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso

Fabia Veçoso is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law. Her project focuses on the emergence of the principle of non-intervention in Latin America, exploring the movement of Pan-Americanism and the related continental debates promoted by international lawyers and politicians between the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In this setting, legal vocabulary proved to be essential in carrying forward the idea of an independent and respectable Latin American region able to face European and US interventions during this period, and the principle of non-intervention became central to this regional understanding of international law.

Before joining Melbourne Law School, Fabia was an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Federal University of São Paulo. Her research and teaching interests are focused on the theory and history of international law, regionalism and Latin America, and international human rights law. Fabia earned her LLB and LLM from the University of São Paulo Law School.She completed her doctorate in international law at the University of São Paulo Law School, examining the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights related to amnesties, and was a Doctoral Visiting Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki.