PhD in Law (Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra). Tenured Associate Professor of the School of Law of the University of Minho. Director of Human Rights - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. Member of the Council of Founders of the “Casa da Música", in Porto. Member of the "Editorial Board of the “Jornal de Notícias.” "President of the Association "Amigos do Côa". Member of the" Venice Commission” advisory body of the Council of Europe for constitutional affairs.