Principal Investigators: Ana Cristina Fonseca Nogueira da Silva (Investigadora Responsável); Ângela Maria Barreto Xavier (Co-Investigadora Responsável)
Team: Ricardo Nuno Afonso Roque; Nuno Miguel de Moraes; Pestana Tarouca Camarinhas; Luís Pedroso de Lima Cabral de Oliveira; Fernanda do Nascimento Thomaz; Mélissa Marie Frias; Samory Badona Monteiro; Maria da Conceição Moço Neto; Janaina Bueno de Araújo do Nascimento
Institutions: Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CEDIS (Instituição Proponente); Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Funding: FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (PTDC/DIR-OUT/30873/2017)
This project aims to study the encounter between Portuguese and indigenous legal orders, in areas colonized by the Portuguese in different times (from the 19th to the 20th century) and geographies (America, Africa, Asia). We want to know how different legal orders were classified and hierarchized by colonial agents, how (or with which purposes) those legal orders were used by the colonizers and the colonized, how they interacted and were transformed by different colonial situations and, finally, the kind of colonial legal systems their interaction and transformation gave rise to. We also want to know what changes occurred during the period under consideration.