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Justice Cezar Peluso releases book "As Constituições do Brasil" (The Constitutions of Brazil)

"As Constituições do Brasil" is the title of the work organized by the president of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Chief Justice Cezar Peluso, to be launched this Thursday, March 31, at the STF, in an evening of book signing. The book summarizes the Constitutions that have been enforced in the country since the first (from 1824) until the present one (enacted in 1988). The judge José Roberto Amorim Neves has worked with the Chief Justice in developing this work. He is a member of the Law School of Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) -- the organization that promotes the event.

The cerimony will also be the launch of the 2011 Yearbook of Justice of Brazil. The publication is a "scan" of the Brazilian courts, especially the higher ones, with the presentation of the profile of justices and how they position themselves in front of certain legal matters.

The decisions of greater impact in 2010 are detailed in the fifth edition of the publication, which is not confined to the judgements of the Supreme Court. It also covers the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Superior Labor Labor(TST) and the Higher Military Court (STM).

The 2011 edition of the publication has 256 pages and circulation of around 10,000 copies, distributed for free to the legal world, legislators and opinion makers. There are extra 200 summaries of binding precedents and decisions on extraordinary appeals that have gained general repercussion for trial before the Supreme Court.

It also includes detailed information on the functioning of institutions that comprise the Brazilian judicial system, as the National Judicial Council (CNJ), the Public Prosecutor, the Bar Association of Brazil (OAB), the General Attorney of the Union (AGU) and the Public Defender. 

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