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Exhibition on visits of foreign authorities to the Supreme Court opened on March 13th

The Department of Documentation opened, on the afternoon of Tuesday (13), at Justice Menezes Direito Gallery, the exhibition "The World Visit the Supreme Court", highlighting the visits of foreign authorities and their meetings with the ministers of the Court.

The visits of heads of state, kings, princes and prime ministers of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa were remembered in the exhibition, including the older ones – from xainxá Reza Shah Pahlavi, during the presidency of Minister Luiz Gallotti, in 1965 - and the most recent – from former Zambian President Rupiah Bwezani Banda, welcomed by minister Ayres Britto in November of 2010.

Besides them, also visited the Court: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles from England, the South African leader Nelson Mandela, the former French President Jacques Chirac, the former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, the Emperor of Japan Akihito and the former president Xanana Gusmão from East Timor. All these visits are described in the exhibition.

A small part of this history is registered in the 13 separated spaces at the tunnel that connects the Annex I to the Main Building of the Court. Objects such as a decorative clock offered by former Zambian president Rupiah Bwezani Banda; the medal donated by Cameroon President Paul Biya, and the amber sculpture offered by former President Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania, also part of the exhibition.

"It's a way to rescue the history of the Court", said the Secretary of Documentation, Janeth A. Dias de Melo, who also states that there is more to show, reason why the exhibition will be divided into two phases.

The first part of the exhibition, opened this Tuesday, will be available until late April. The second will be set up soon after, with new photos and materials.

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