Lorraine Carvalho – Amani Institute

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Lorraine Carvalho

She’s from São Paulo-Brazil, nowadays works with criminal sciences and human rights at the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM) as an assistant of politial action. With her volunteer work as a lawyer that acties with custody hearing she knows that her engagement with human rights makes a difference with the way she comunicates with the person guarded. At the time they arrive in the court, they are vulnerable, most of time they suffered physical and psychological violence by the police authorities who carried out the arrest. Beyond to be just an judicial circunstance, the custody hearing is one of the few moments that a person can make her own defense, can talk to the judge and she thinks that her job there is to ensure that this moment occurs without others violences. She completed her higher education in law at “Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie” with a full scholarship in 2015 and in 2018 finished her two extension courses of economic penal law at “Fundação Getúlio Vargas” and of fundamental rights at “IBCCRIM – “Universidade de Coimbra”. Throughout the second year of undergraduate course, she studied for six months in France, at University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, there she was able to study law and international affairs from another historical reference. The learning she receives from her family coupled with the opportunities she has already taken and the opportunities that will come, has a transformative effect on her future. She has the strength to bring changes in her social environment that can influence others to do the same in their spaces of resistance, as a great network of transformations, that why she joined Amani.