Diogo Machado

Diogo Machado

MSc (Criminology) Transnational Crime, Justice and Security (Hons I); LLB (Hons I).

Postgraduate Research Student

Diogo Machado is a Scientia PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. He researches the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing transnational regulation on cultural heritage. He holds an MSc (Criminology) in Transnational Crimes, Justice & Security from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, and an LLB from the University of Brasília, Brazil. He is a Chevening Alumnus.

Prior to joining UNSW Law, he worked as the Deputy International Advisor to the Minister of Justice and Public Security in Brazil. He represented the country in international meetings under the G20, OECD, Interpol, FATF, the European Judicial Network, the Organisation of American States, Mercosur, the International Association of Anti-corruption Authorities, among others.

Areas of research

International law, Transnational criminal law, International cultural heritage law


Lucas Lixinski, Sarah Williams, Scott East

Publications and presentations

Trafficking in cultural heritage and organised crime
Presented at the 5th Biennal Conference of the Association of Cultural Heritage Studies

Anti-money laundering regulation on the Brazilian art market
Journal: https://revistajuridica.presidencia.gov.br/index.php/saj/article/view/1769/1267 (English)

The implementation of the anti-money laundering policy in the Brazilian art market
Presented in the 2018 Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium at Queen Mary University of London. 

The values of corruption: administration of seized and confiscated assets
Journal: https://www.scielo.br/pdf/rdgv/v13n2/1808-2432-rdgv-13-02-0484.pdf (Portuguese)

The dual nature of asset recovery by the International Criminal Court: deterrence of criminal activities and victims’ reparation
*The article was awarded the second best paper in the Blattmann, Odio Benito y Steiner Competition
Journal: https://www.iberoamericaninstituteofthehague.org/attachments/article/203/ANIDIP%20Volumen%205.pdf (Portuguese)

Artistic expressions of crime: money laundering in the art market
Journal: https://www.justica.gov.br/sua-protecao/lavagem-de-dinheiro/institucional-2/publicacoes/cooperacao-em-pauta/cooperacao-em-pauta-n36 (Portuguese)

International agreements in criminal matters: the foundations of cooperation among countries
Journal: https://www.novo.justica.gov.br/sua-protecao-2/lavagem-de-dinheiro/institucional-2/publicacoes/cooperacao-em-pauta/cooperacao-em-pauta-n6 (Portuguese)

Transnational recovery of child maintenance
Journal: http://www.mj.gov.tl/files/N_1_Forum_Jul2014.pdf (Portuguese)