Nilton Quirolli Junior


Cascavel, Paraná, Brazil


Law, Maringá State University


Political and behavioral influences on Judicial decisions on human rights in Latin America, the impact of transitional justice on decision-making within Latin America's judiciary, access to justice, gender-based violence, violence against women, and sexual crimes against minors.


My initial encounter with issues related to domestic violence against women occurred during my time as an undergraduate intern at a Police Station division specializing in this matter back in 2007. Despite the short duration of the four-month internship, I recognized the significance of civil society organizations and transitional justice in exerting pressure on political decision-making processes that lead to the establishment of facilities for women under domestic violence.

Later on, in 2013, while working as a civil servant, I had the privilege of serving in the judge's chambers at the Domestic Violence Against Women Court of Cascavel – Paraná. As my involvement deepened within the court, my awareness of the persisting lack of adequate protection for women grew. It became evident that legal practitioners still often interpret laws insensitively in terms of gender or even engage in discriminatory practices. Additionally, I came to realize that Brazil's specialized courts suffer from undersized structures and a shortage of personnel, which hinders the provision of proper protection for women.

This situation of dysfunctional structures prompted me to reevaluate my professional interests, leading me to apply for the MALAS program. By combining academic knowledge with my professional experiences, I aim to shed light on gender inequality in Brazil and contribute innovative ideas to address this pressing issue.