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Micheline D’Angelis JD ’09

  • Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery

    Micheline D’Angelis JD ’09 was the coauthor of “Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery,” which was published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 2011. The piece traces how Portugal, from the 15th century to the Brazilian independence in 1822, colonized Brazil using the International Law Doctrine of Discovery. D’Angelis and her coauthor demonstrate each of the 10 elements of the Doctrine of Discovery and how they were used by Portugal to subjugate the Indigenous populations of what would come to be known as the territory of Brazil.

    Posted 05/21/2019