João Pedro Campos joined the Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in February 2023 as Team Leader for ICAR's technical assistance programme in Mozambique.
He has wide experience in international cooperation and spent the last three years as Chief Technical Advisor of the PACED - Project to Support the Consolidation of the Rule of Law in the PALOP and Timor-Leste, funded by the European Union and co-funded and managed by Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P.
Prior to this, João Pedro was a legal adviser to the Portuguese Central Bank, to the Ministry of Justice of Portugal and to the Ministry of Justice of Timor-Leste. He represented the Portuguese Ministry of Justice in the Judicial Network of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and was a member of the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the Implementation of Measures to Combat Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in Timor-Leste.
He has also been a researcher at the Observatory of the Portuguese Justice of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, and taught at the Faculty of Law of Bissau and at the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University.
In addition, he has been a consultant for the EU, UNDP, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (OEMOA).
João holds a Law degree from the University of Coimbra in Portugal, with a specialisation in International Law. He also holds post-graduate degrees in the areas of International Development, Human Rights and Peace Operations and Humanitarian Action.