Bernardo Ribeiro de Almeida
External PhD candidate
Bernardo Ribeiro de Almeida is an external PhD candidate at the Van Vollenhoven Institute.
Bernardo Almeida is a PhD researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute. Bernardo started his professional career as a lawyer in Portugal, and then lived and worked for many years in Timor-Leste, first as a property rights lecturer at the national university, and then as a Ministry of Justice legal advisor for the land sector, responsible for legal drafting and analysis.
Bernardo is currently writing his PhD thesis at the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School, Leiden University (Netherlands) about the development of the formal land tenure system in Timor-Leste. Since 2015 Bernardo also has worked as a researcher, consultant and trainer in Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, Angola, and Laos for various organisations, including UNDP, UN Habitat, and The Asia Foundation, with special focus on land-related legislation.