Pedro Arcain Riccetto
Pedro’s work focuses on judges, courts, and judiciaries. He is currently working on two main projects: a study on the evolution of judicial diversity and inclusion in Europe and the Americas and its impact on democracy; and an empirical effort to better understand the political role courts play when constitutions are being drafted, changed, or substituted by new ones.
Pedro returns to HKS’ Ash Center to join the Democracy Fellows Program (AY 2021-2022), having previously been a Democratic Governance Fellow (AY 2018-2019). He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University, and a researcher at Yale’s McMillan Center, and the inaugural holder of the Victor Nunes Leal Chair in Judicial Studies at the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil. As a practitioner, Pedro dealt with British and developing countries' legal and policy affairs at the UK Parliament, House of Lords, and with constitutional affairs and human rights policy at the National Congress and Ministry of Human Rights of Brazil, respectively.
This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.