Judge Ivo Nelson de Caires Batista Rosa

Portugal

Education

Institution (Date from - Date to)

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

Centre of Judicial Studies (1991 - 1993)

Judge

Law School - University of Coimbra (1985 - 1990)

Degree in Law

 

Present position: Judge, trainer, and traineeship coordinator and mentor

Years within the firm: Judge since 1993.

Key qualifications: a Law Judge since 1993 with experience in several areas (criminal, civil, family, employment, law). Moreover, I have important experience in criminal law and criminal court, being responsible for jurisdictional functions concerning investigations in the field of terrorist crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption, economic and financial crimes, both at the national and international level. Also in the training area, I have been working with the Portuguese Centre for Judicial Studies since 2006, and I have been a Judge mentor for Judges from foreign developing countries, having international experience in Asia and Africa countries, namely East-Timor and Guinea-Bissau. In the first case, participating in a United Nations programme for reinforcement of the judicial system and, in the second, in an European Union funded project aiming the reinforcement of State of Law. In East-Timor, I was Interim President of the Court of Appeal.

Specific experience regionally

Country

Date from - Date to

East-Timor

2006 - 2009

Guinea-Bissau

2009 - 2010

 

Professional experience

Date from - Date to

Location

 

Position

Description

1990 -1991

Lisbon

Lawyer society

Traineeship as Laywer

 

1991

Funchal

City Council of Funchal

Legal Advisor

  • Delivering decisions in administrative law matters
  • Instructing labour disputes on grounds of discipline

1993 - 1997

Funchal

Portuguese State

Judge of Court of Generic Competences

  • Preparing and presiding over trials of criminal, civil, and family nature and delivering its decisions
  • Criminal evidence

1997- 1999

Funchal

Portuguese State

Judge of Employment Tribunal

  • Presiding over trials of labour nature and delivering final decisions

1999 - 2000

Lisbon

Portuguese State

Judge of Civil Court

  • Presiding over trials of civil and commercial nature and delivering final decisions

2000 - 2002

Funchal

Portuguese State

Judge of Civil and Criminal Court

  • Presiding over trials of criminal nature where the sentence would be over five years of prison
  • Rendering decisions
  • Presiding over trials of civil nature and delivering final decisions

2002 - 2003

Lisbon

Portuguese State

Judge of Family Court and of Civil Court

  • Preparing and proceeding to judgements on family (minors included) trials
  • Presiding over trials of civil nature and delivering final decisions

2003 - 2005

Lisbon

Portuguese State

Judge specialized in criminal and civil law

  • Presiding over trials of criminal nature where the sentence would be over five years of prison
  • Rendering decisions            
  • Presiding over trials of civil nature and delivering final decisions

2005 - 2006

Lisbon

Portuguese State

Judge of criminal evidence in The Central Court of Criminal Evidence

  • To obtain criminal evidence
  • Jurisdictional functions in relation to investigations in the field of terrorist crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption, economic and financial crimes, both at national and international level

2006 - 2008

East-Timor

United Nations (Programme for Reinforcement of the Judicial System)

Judge in District Courts of East-Timor
Mentor Judge for local Judges

  • Judgement on civil, work, family law and administrative trials
  • Presiding over trials of criminal and civil nature
  • Mentor Judge of seven Judges from East-Timor in the District Court of Dili
  • Cooperation developed with the Centre for Legal Training in East-Timor

2008 - 2009

East-Timor

United Nations (Programme for Reinforcement of the Judicial System)

Judge of Supreme Court
Mentor Judge for local Judges

  • Judge of Supreme Court specialized in judgements in final criminal instance, appeals in relation to civil, administrative, constitutional, and electoral matters
  • Deliver opinions on legislative plans and proposals

2009 - 2010

Guinea-Bissau

EU (PAOSED - Programme for Supporting the Sovereignty Organs and the Rule of Law)

Mentor Judge for criminal law

 

2009 - on going

Lisbon

Portuguese State

Judge specialized in criminal law

  • Presiding over trials of criminal nature where the sentence would be over five years of prison
  • Rendering decisions
  • Presiding over trials of a military nature

2010

Lisbon

EU (PAOSED - Programme for Supporting the Sovereignty Organs and the Rule of Law)

Mentor Judge for criminal law

 

2010

Lisbon

 

Judicial coordinator and mentor for a traineeship in Portugal, aimed at Judges from East-Timor