DR Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Vecoso

DR Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Vecoso


  • Academic, Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Regionalism and Latin America
  • Theory and history of international law



  • Fabia Veçoso is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law. Her research project focuses on the emergence and circulation of the principle of non-intervention in Latin America in the twentieth century. The project explores the ways in which Latin American lawyers engaged with the vocabulary of international law aiming to challenge practices of foreign intervention in the region. This historical exploration of regional understandings of intervention and non-intervention seeks to open space for critically grasping the role of international law in projects of spatial ordering, enabling a detailed interrogation about the different regional sensibilities that are being articulated in Latin America today under the international legal vocabulary.

    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.    


Member of

  • International Law Association - Brazilian Branch. Member of the ILA-BRAZIL 2016 -
  • Latin American Society of International Law. Member of the Latin American Society of International Law 2012 -
  • Brazilian Bar Association. Registered Lawyer at the OAB/SP (on leave) 2001 -
  • Brazilian Bar Association OAB/SP. current on leave 2001 -


Education and training

  • PhD, Sao Paulo State University 2012
  • LLM, Sao Paulo State University 2006
  • LLB, Sao Paulo State University 2000

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 2017
  • The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), 2011
  • Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), 2011
  • SYLFF Research Abroad, 2011


Available for supervision

  • Y