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The Rule of Law in Brazil: A Conceptual Challenge

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília  Reinhart Koselleck, one of the most prominent German historians of the twentieth century, once wrote that “conceptual change is generally slower and more gradual than the pace of political events.”[1] Time and experience are required for properly grasping the distinct nuances of a concept. Every concept – he says

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Published on May 2, 2018
Author:          Filed under: Analysis

The Brazilian Supreme Court: Between Activism and Judicial Responsibility

–Claudia Maria Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil On December 17, 2012 the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court, (Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), concluded the hearings of Criminal Case no. 470/2007, known as Mensalão (“Big Monthly”) – a criminal scheme to buy political support in Congress involving 37 accused, among them ministers from former President Lula’s

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Published on December 25, 2012
Author:          Filed under: Developments