Executive board - Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira
Name: Duarte Nuno Pessoa Vieira
Date of Birth: 13th November 1959
Academic and Professional Degrees
Duarte Nuno Vieira is Dean and Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and visiting professor in several other European and South American universities. He is President of the Ibero-American Network of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science Institutions, of the Portuguese Association for Bodily Injury Assessment and Vice-President of the European Confederation of Experts on Evaluation and Repair of Bodily Injury. He is also Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Chairman of the Thematic Federation on Legal and Forensic Medicine of the European Union of Medical Specialists. He is member of the Advising Committee of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and of the Executive Committee of the Working Group in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Anthropology of the Permanent Committee of INTERPOL on Disaster Victim Identification. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture and member of the Human Rights Resource Centre of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
He has been President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, of the European Council of Legal Medicine, of the World Association of Police Medical Officers, of the Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences and of the Latin American Association of Medical Law. He as also has been President of the Portuguese National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences and of the Portuguese Medico-Legal Council.
He is Member of the International Forensic Advisory Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Member of the Forensic Expert Group of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. He works on a regular basis as temporary forensic consultant for the UN OHCHR and UNODC.
He as also has been member of the Portuguese National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences and of the National Commission for Civil Protection. He is Member of the Scientific Board of the European Institute of Training Evaluation and Repair of Bodily Injury of Paris and member of the group of expert reviewers of the European Science Foundation.
Prof. Vieira has published over 250 scientific papers, he is editor or co-editor of nine books, and serves on the editorial boards of several international leading scientific publications of his area of medical expertise, as well has in the editorial boards of national forensic scientific journals from 18 different European, American, Asian, Meddle-East and African countries (Portugal, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Iran, India, Brazil, Romania, Egypt, Peru, Poland, Uruguay, Denmark, etc.). He is Chief-Executive Editor of the Journal of Forensic Research (edited by Taylor & Francis), International Associate Editor of the Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine (edited by Elsevier) and Chief-Editor of the Portuguese Journal of Personal Injury Assessment. He as given, as invited keynote speaker, more than 600 conferences outside of Portugal, in countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Meddle-East, Australasia, and of the entire American continent, and trainings courses in more than 30 different countries (namely on the Istanbul and on the Minnesota Protocols).
Prof. Vieira is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and member of numerous national and international forensic scientific associations, having received honorary fellowship from 18 universities, scientific associations and academies, from Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. He was also awarded with distinctions from different governments and municipalities, and received 15 scientific prizes. He his Academic of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine, Honorary Academic of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Granada (Spain) and the Academy of Medicine of Uruguay. He is Knight of the Royal Order of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. He as been awarded by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, in 2014, with the Douglas Lucas Medal Award, the most prestigious international award in the area of legal and forensic medicine.
Prof. Vieira also participated in more than 40 international missions promoted by the International Amnesty, European Commission, International Red Cross, United Nations, USAID, etc., especially in the field of human rights, in countries from Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Asia, and intervene as expert witness in legal proceedings, in countries from the European, American, African and Asian continents (Brazil, Iraq, Paraguay, Nigeria, Moldova, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Tajikistan, Switzerland, Papua New Guinea, East-Timor, Greece, Jordan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Ivory Coast, Poland, Palestine, Italy, Ukraine, Kenya, Argentina, Mauritania, Egypt, Mali, Ghana, Tunisia, Mauritania, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Philippines, etc.). One of his main fields of work is personal injury assessment and the investigation and documentation of torture and ill-treatment.