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  Paulo Sergio Pinheiro  
   
 
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Paulo Sergio Pinheiro (1944- ) is independent expert for the UN Secretary-General´s study on violence against children and special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, and previously in Burundi. He is a member of the UN Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights. He was secretary of state for human rights in Brazil (2001-2), where he had taught and conducted research at the University of São Paulo; he also has taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and at Notre Dame, Oxford, and Brown Universities. He was born in Brazil and educated at the Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, and at the University of Paris. His publications include Brasil: Um Século de Transformaçôes; Brazil and the International Human Rights System; and The (Un) Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America.

 

 
   
 
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