History and Activities
CIJ started its training process in 1998 and begins its scientific activity in 1999, with the recognition and funding of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
Since then, CIJ has participated in national and international projects, in partnership with Portuguese and foreign universities and organisations, and has provided services to the national and international community of significant relevance and impact.
Concurrently, CIJ, through its researchers, has been providing continuous collaboration to the FDUP, promoting and actively participating in post-graduate and Master’s Degrees courses on several Law subjects.
Additionally, since its foundation, this Research Unit has hosted dozens of visiting researchers from various foreign institutions.