Antunes Madeira da Silva, Filipe

Antunes Madeira da Silva, Filipe

Filipe Antunes Madeira Da Silva  is a doctoral researcher in Sciences Po Law School. He works on natural resources exploitation and international law from a critical and historical perspective. His doctoral thesis proposes an international legal history of capitalist expansion during the Amazon rubber boom, studying the legal practices and discourses of actors interested in the creation of a capitalist market in the Putumayo rubber district and its integration within world circuits. Besides his thesis, he is co-tutor of a project in the program Human Rights, Economic Development and Globalisation of Sciences Po Law Clinic, which seeks to build a legal and advocacy strategy for the historical recognition of crimes committed against indigenous populations during the Putumayo rubber boom. He has taught classes related to international law, human rights law and the history of international law in several of the campus of Sciences Po Paris. He was also a visiting fellow in Los Andes Law School in Colombia for a year between 2016 and 2017. 

Before joining the doctoral program, Filipe was a student in the Sciences Po undergraduate program on Latin America and then was admitted into the Law School at the same institution. He had the opportunity to intern both at Hogan Lovells LLP in the field of international arbitration and in the legal department of Doctors Without Borders in Paris. During his years in the Law School, he was also involved in advocacy on the right to education and the privatisation of education as part of Sciences Po Law Clinic.

Publications : 

“Whose Oil Is It, Anyway? Petrobras, Mestizo Trajectories and the Politics of International Adjudication” in: MUIR WATT, Horatia, FERNANDEZ ARROYO Diego, BIZIKOVA Lucia and BRANDAO DE OLIVEIRA Agatha (ed.), Adjudication Without Frontiers: The Global Turn in Private International Law. (Forthcoming in December 2019 in English by Elgar and French by Editions Pédone).

“A Baroque Account of Law by Rubens: A Legal Reading of ‘The Council of the Gods’ of the Marie de’ Medici Cycle.” The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin 21 (Spring-Summer 2015) Issue 1.


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