Rita is a researcher at Ius Gentium Conimbrigae|Human Rights Centre.
Since 2010, she has been a member of the organising committee of the Course in Peace Operations and Humanitarian Action promoted by the IGC/CDH and the Command of the Intervention Brigade, Portuguese Army.
She was Military Legal Advisor to the Portuguese Army, having served on the Department of Justice and Discipline the Justice in Oporto and on the Command of the Intervention Brigade in Coimbra. Since November 7, 2013, she is in availability reserve.
She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations of the Faculty of Economics of University of Coimbra. Graduated in Law (pre-Bologne) from International University of Figueira da Foz (1999-2004).
In 2010, she concluded the Post-graduation in Human Rights of the Ius Gentium Conimbrigae| Human Rights Centre, hosted at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. In 2009, she completed her postgraduate studies in Economic and European Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. In 2005, she concluded the postgraduate studies in Criminal Investigation at the International University of Figueira da Foz.
Since December 2006, she is a lawyer registered at the District Council of Coimbra of the Portuguese Bar.