• Revista de Direito, Estado e Telecomunicações

Grupo de Estudos em Direito das Telecomunicacoes (GETEL)
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Trata-se de uma publicação em língua portuguesa destinada ao fomento, registro e divulgação do que há de mais avançado na pesquisa acadêmica jurídica – nacional e internacional – pertinente ao setor de telecomunicações. A publicação é dividida em seções que cumprem o objetivo de apresentá-la como um instrumento de pesquisa jurídica setorial. Além de estudos jurídicos, resenhas e informes originais avaliados por pares, a Revista publica palestras, sumário de pesquisas regulatórias em telecomunicações e a catalogação temática das normas e julgados do setor de telecomunicações brasileiro referentes ao ano civil anterior ao da publicação. A submissão de artigos, resenhas e informes é aberta ao público durante todo o ano, reservando-se as submissões encaminhadas até 15 de dezembro de cada ano para o volume do ano seguinte.

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