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What do “Constitutional Reforms” on the 30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution Really Mean?

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Federal University of Parana and International University Center (Uninter); Melina Girardi Fachin, Federal University of Parana Like many contemporary democratic constitutions, the Brazilian Constitution establishes

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Constitutional Dyssynchrony and the Debate over Abortion in Latin America

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília It is commonly understood that “constitution-making tends to occur in waves,”[1] as Jon Elster wrote in his fascinating paper Forces and Mechanisms in the Constitution-Making Process in 1995. Another very relevant perception is that constitutionalism has become over the years increasingly inclusive despite many exceptions worldwide and the various

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Published on August 28, 2018
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The Federal Intervention in Rio de Janeiro: Militarization of Public Security, Expansion of Military Justice and Impunity for Human Rights Violations

—Andrés Del Río, Institute of Education of Angra dos Reis (IEAR) – Federal Fluminense College (UFF), Juliana Cesario Alvim Gomes, State University of Rio de Janeiro In February 2018, the Brazilian Federal Government ordered a federal security intervention in the State of Rio de Janeiro, allegedly to respond to a crisis of violence. In this

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Published on July 18, 2018
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The Agenda-Setting Crisis in the Brazilian Supreme Court

—Ranieri Lima Resende, PhD. in Law Candidate, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Visiting Doctoral Researcher, New York University; José Ribas Vieira, Full Professor of Constitutional Law, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).* The current national debate in Brazil about the recent imprisonment of the former President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula

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Published on April 10, 2018
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Judges Speaking for the People: Judicial Populism Beyond Judicial Decisions

—Diego Werneck Arguelhes, Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School (FGV Direito Rio — Brazil); Information Society Project, Yale Law School (Spring 2017) [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the joint I-CONnect/Verfassungsblog mini-symposium on populism and constitutional courts. An introduction to the symposium can be found here.] We typically think of courts as victims or targets of

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Published on May 4, 2017
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Abusive Judicial Activism and Judicial Independence in Brazil

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília When delivering his speech at the Brazilian Supreme Court on December 5 on “Public Ethics and Democracy,” Michael Sandel, Professor at Harvard University, could not foresee what was about to happen that very day just some floors above the conference room. Amid a rich debate on the role of

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Published on December 22, 2016
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A Brewing Supreme Court Nomination Crisis in Brazil?

–Vanice Regina Lírio do Valle, Estácio de Sá University This past February 26th, the Brazilian Supreme Court was unable to rule in a relevant lawsuit: the votes were tied, which made the absence of the eleventh Justice an insuperable obstacle to come to a decision. The Brazilian Supreme Court, which should be composed of eleven

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Published on March 13, 2015
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