Team Members

Carol Santana

Legal Director & Lawyer

Carol directs both our overall and legal strategy. Carol is a specialist in the rights of uncontacted indigenous peoples. Alongside her work with AmazoniAlerta Carol is also a legal advisor to Human Rights Watch on Isolated and Initial Contact Indigenous Peoples (OPI) and also provides occasional legal advice to Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). She serves on the Indigenous Rights: Access to Justice and Procedural Singularities – Working Group at the National Council of Justice, Brazil (CNJ). Previously Carol worked at Fundação Nacional dos Povos Indígenas (FUNAI) for over 10 years. 

She has a Ph.D. in Law and a Masters Degree in State Theory and Constitutional Law from University of Brasília.