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PhD Thesis is approved at the University of Oxford.

Fernanda Farina


With the thesis "Trusting judges: a socio-legal inquiry about access to health care via litigation in Brazil", which examines the socio-legal factors influencing the rise of successful litigation for access to health care in Brazil, Fernanda Farina completed her PhD at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University in the UK.

From October 2015 to June 2021, Fernanda examined access to human rights and social rights (with a particular focus on health care) in Colombia, the UK and Brazil. In addition to comparative research, Fernanda collected qualitative data through interviews with over 50 participants that served as the analytical basis for the development of her submitted thesis.

In 2014, Fernanda completed her Masters in Civil Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo.

The doctoral thesis is available for download at this link:


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