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Justice Joaquim Barbosa met with Justice from the Constitutional Court of Germany


The Deputy Chief Justiceof the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Joaquim Barbosa, met in the early afternoon of Thursday (30), Justice Sibylle Kessal-Wulf, from the Constitutional Court of Germany.

As Justice Barbosa reported after the meeting, it was a courtesy call from the German justice, who came to know the facilities of the Brazilian Supreme Court, and learn about particularly TV Justiça channel and Radio Justiça station, as the Brazilian judiciary is a pioneer in the world in transmission of sessions of its own justice for television and radio. She also accompanied the beginning of the plenary session today.

During the meeting, Justice Joaquim Barbosa presented the German Justice with a copy of the Brazilian Constitution in English, a book containing general information about Brazil and a book by architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Justice elected

Justice Sibylle Kessal-Wulf began her legal career in German in 1985. In December last year, she was appointed to the Constitutional Court ("Bundesverfassungsgericht" in German), which integrates the Second Panel (called 2nd Senate in Germany), comprising eight justices. While the 1st Senate that has cut its work more focused trials involving fundamental rights, the second is most active in the area of state rights.

The judges of the German Constitutional Court, located in the city of Karlsruhe, in Baden-Württemberg, are elected for 12 years, with no right to renewal. Half of them are elected by the Parliament (similar to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies) and half by the

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