Debora Diniz

Debora Diniz

Vice Chair

Debora Diniz is co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, one of the key feminist groups dedicated to bioethics in Latin America. An anthropologist by training, she is now a professor of the Law Faculty at the University of Brasília, in Brazil.

As a documentarian, her films received more than 50 prizes. One of her documentaries on abortion was the first film to ever be exhibited at a Supreme Court public hearing. She has strong advocacy experience working with the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases on involving abortion, marriage equality, secular state, and stem cell research.

Her research interests are reproductive and sexual rights, human rights, penal systems, and research ethics. Diniz has written many academic books and papers on bioethics, feminism, and human rights in several languages.