Recognition, Redistribution and Popular Participation: Towards an Integrative Judicial Policy

Miguel Lanzellotti Baldéz

Popular lawyer from Rio, works mainly with urban and rural occupation movements in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is the result of union activism: in the 1960 decade, with the General Command of Workers, and in the 1980 decade, in the teachers' union struggle. At 1982, he worked at the Clandestine and Irregular Allotment Settlement Nucleus of the State Attorney General's Office, which later joined the district attorney's office. It also assisted the organization of the Land Nucleus in the state Attorney's Office, with settlements in Nova Iguaçu, Paracambi, Piraí, among others. In the 1990 decade he was the creator of the Social Law Course of the Citizenship and Human Rights Program of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, with the theme of institutional violence in the countryside and in the city. Today participates in the creation of the People's Council of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, an initiative of social movements and entities, is a legal advisor to urban and rural land struggle movements, such as the National Articulation of Urban Soil and the Landless Rural Workers Movement. He is a law professor at IBMEC; participates in the Popular Legal Support Center (Najup).