The Ford Foundation

In 2004, the PPGD approved a proposal in the Call for the Creation of Masters in Human Rights, sponsored by the Carlos Chagas Foundation and the Ford Foundation, which contributed to the development of the Human Rights Concentration Area of ​​the Program, at Masters and Doctorate levels, an implementation that enabled a series of positive results, confirmed by CAPES, which conferred concept 5 to the PPGD in two consecutive triennia (2004-2006 and 2007-2009).

The Ford Foundation also funds the Latin American Human Rights Graduate Consortium (, created in 2008 and made up of 16 universities from seven countries, among them the UFPA, which of the PPGD, the Consortium Administrative Office. In addition, the Ford Foundation is also currently funding four research projects linked to the Program, among them the Amazon Human Rights Clinic (CIDHA).


Court of Justice of the State of Pará

The PPGD has already offered two Specialization courses for judges, members of the Public Prosecutor's Office and lawyers, in agreement with the Superior School of Magistrature of the TJE-PA; one in Agro-environmental and Mining Law, with a total of 27 undergraduates, and another in the Rights of the Child and Adolescent, with a total of 50 undergraduates.


Public Defense of the State of Pará

The Specialization in Fundamental Rights course was offered by PPGD in partnership with the Public Defender of the State of Pará, for its members and had 39 graduates. The Program also carries out activities with the Ombudsman's Office in partnership with the Amazon Human Rights Clinic, such as in 2014, when activities were carried out with the Public Defender of the State of Pará, which has always expressed an interest in empowering its members to work with the Inter-American System of Human Rights. In partnership with the Inter-American Defender, Carlos Eduardo Barros, CIDHA's students began to study cases in progress in the Inter-American System, such as case no. 12.503 - Gerson Milusk Vs. Brazil, which deals with torture perpetrated by the extermination group of the Military Police of Paraná, as well as arbitrary arrest and lack of judicial guarantees. From this case, the students studied the procedural pieces existing in the scope of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, where there is the process, as well as the internal processes: administrative (police investigation), judicial (military justice and state justice).