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Judicial servants share knowledge during Joaquim Nabuco Program

Tuesday, December 5, 2012

In the second semester of 2012, eight judicial servants selected in Joaquim Nabuco’s Program had the opportunity to know the Courts from member countries and associates of MERCOSUR. In this edition of the program, the judicial servants attended four countries: Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Peru.

The travel accounts speak of new experiences and a different vision of Justice in other countries. Aloysio Miranda, from the Section of Planning and Management, one of the participants of the program, - found interesting the average time of 20 days for processing cases in the Supreme Court of Uruguay.

Maria Carla Graciano França was surprised by the Colombian procedural model which makes access to constitutional justice easy and inexpensive, thanks to the called remedies Procedures which may be presented personally, with or without a lawyer, or on behalf of the aggrieved person.

Similarities with our Justice also served to evaluate the experience, as to Walmíria Vicente Cavarzan who has learned that in the Peruvian justice the binding precedent is similar to the summula, but distinguished due to the creation of a superlative protection to the citizen, ensuring a "presumption of truth, where there is no statute of limitations and does not require an administrative process  in order to submit cases to court, "he says.

Communication and kindness

Also in Peru, Claudia Lucia Rocha Cubas Briosa recalled the existence of a communication system that facilitates the access of citizens to justice, with the distribution of informative daily newspapers in various parts of the city.

Márcio Baeta, from the Department of Information Technology, who went to Chile, shared experiences on the field of IT, also building a prospect network for future cooperation activities. According to him, there was still great reception at the event. "At the end of the day, we had the honor of being received by the President of the Supreme Court," he says.

Kassia Zinato Santos Machado admired the attention given by the Justices of the Supreme Court of Justice of Uruguay to new lawyers. "I considered interesting and very 'friendly' the gesture of the Justices of the Supreme Court to meet the lawyers and greet them."

Eliane Marques de Souza, who was also in Chile, emphasized the comparison with her area of ​​operations in the Supreme Court: "The strategic management there is more intuitive, but works very well."

Milena Negrão Miranda went to Colombia and shared her knowledge by holding a lecture explaining how to do a caselaw research at the webpage of the Federal Supreme Court.

Next edition

The selection process for the next edition of the Program Joaquim Nabuco will be opened between February and March 2013. The judicial servants interested in participating should prepare themselves : studying the Spanish language, updating about the Supreme Court and also learning about the functioning of the judiciary of the country which you want to go to.

The program sends eight STF’s judicial servants per semester to know the Judiciary from the neighbor countries. Besides learning about the functioning of the local Justice, the exchange students have the opportunity to tell about the Supreme Court, answering possible questions and sharing information on the best practices of the Court.


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