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Joaquim Nabuco

October 1st, 2012

The Joaquim Nabuco Exchange Program is an incentive for cooperation within MERCOSUR countries towards the creation of a regional dialogue on legal issues among the Member- and Associate-States.

This Exchange Program aims at making the Brazilian judiciary in all its instances known to visiting judges and judicial servants, thus contributing to the expansion of the basis for judicial cooperation, the strengthening of MERCOSUR and the promotion of legal security in the region, as a factor of political stability and economic and social development. Planned activities include assistance to hearings and sessions of trial courts, exposure to the functioning of national justice, monitoring of the routine work of judges of both the first and second instance, legal education in local universities, among others things. In the case of servants, they also get to know the administrative structure of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) and they go through a period of internship in one of the Court’s Departments.

The Supreme Court (STF) provides twice a year,eight openings for judges and judicial servants of MERCOSUR Member- and Associate-States. In addition, the Supreme Court also sends its servants to know the functioning of the neighboring courts. There, the work schedule is determined according to the particularities of each judiciary system and court in particular. Each semester a selection process is conducted to determine the eight servers that will have the privilege to know on site how works the Judiciary of the countries participating in the program - currently Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Fellows received and sent by the Supreme Court:
The Joaquim Nabuco exchange program has received until the second half of 2012 thirty-four civil servants and magistrates. Fifteen Judges: one Bolivian , three Chileans, two Ecuadorians, five Paraguayans and four Uruguayans,  and eighteen civil servants: fourteen Chilean and one Paraguayan, three Uruguayan, were recieved in Brazil. Thirty-two Brazilian civil servants were sent to Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia and Peru. A total of 64 civil servants and magistrates had the opportunity to better understand the reality of the Supreme Courts and Constitutional Courts from our neighbors. Meet the participants of the program:

2012 Edition

2011 Edition

2010 Edition

2009 Edition
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Summary table of the exchange programs from STF


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