Prizes and Honors
2016 - Doctor Honoris Causa by the La Plata University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 - Docor Honoris Causa by the University of Córdoba, Argentina.
2016 - Title of Citizen of Porto Alegre, from the City Hall of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2014 - Doctor Honoris Causa by the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil.
2012 - Doctor Honoris Causa by the Law School of the University of McGill, Montreal, Canada.
2012 - "Sócrates", by the Law School of the University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
2011 - Harry J. Kalven Jr. 2011, by the Law and Society Association, USA.
2010 - Mexico Ciencia y Tecnologia Prize 2010, by the Science Consulting Council of the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico.
2010 - “Libertador ao Pensamento Crítico -2009", Venezuela.
2009 - “Gran-Cruz da Ordem do Mérito Cultural de 2009”, by the Governement of the Federal Republic of Brazil.
2009 - Adam Podgórecki Prize, from the International Sociological Association.
2007 - “Libertador ao Pensamento Crítico -2006", Venezuela.
2006 - Ezequiel Martínez Estrada Essay Prize, from Casa de las Américas (Cuba).
2005 - “Reconocimiento al Mérito” Prize, from the Universidad Veracruzana (México).
2004 - Euclides da Cunha Prize from the União Brasileira de Escritores do Rio de Janeiro(Brazil).
2001 - JABUTI Prize (Brazil) – Humanities and Education.
1998 - Bordalo Press Prize for Science – 1997 (Portugal).
1996 - Gulbenkian Foundation Prize of Science (Portugal).
1996 - Grand Official Order of Rio Branco, given by the President of the Federal Republic of Brazil.
1996 - Title of Citizen of São Paulo, from the City Hall of São Paulo (Brazil).
1996 - Grand Official of the Military Order of Sant'iago de Espada, given by the President of the Portuguese Republic.
1994 - Pen Club Portuguese Prize (Essay).