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From this Monday, President of the STF fulfilling schedule in the United States


On Monday and Tuesday (October 19th and 20th), The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) and president of the National Justice Council (CNJ), Ricardo Lewandowski, will comply with the agenda  in Washington, capital of the United States. The commitment will approach the Brazilian Judicial to the Organization of American States (OAS), enabling the strengthening of fundamental and human rights guarantees, one of the priorities of the current leadership of the National Judiciary.

The agenda provides the meeting between President Ricardo Lewandowski and the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro. From the projects Custody Hearing, Citizenship in Jails, Health in Prisons and Electronic System of Unified Implementation (SEEU), developed by the CNJ, they will sign Memorandum of Understanding. The document attests the Judiciary of Brazil is willing to collaborate to the dissemination of these practices for other OAS Member States, which are interested in developing them, also allowing the OAS suggest other good models of judicial performance for Brazil.

The President Lewandowski will also participate in a debate on the Inter-American Dialogue. This organ is a non-profit institution focused on analysis of public policies, exchange of experiences and communication in matters of interest to the American continent. The Justice will speak about the challenges of the Brazilian Judiciary in the current scenario, under the moderation of the President Emeritus of the institution, Peter Hakim.

The programming also provides the participation in public hearing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, one of the divisions of the OAS. On this occasion, the President of the CNJ will present to the collegiate the implementation project and the results achieved with the Custody Hearing – respect for the rights of prisoners, reduction of the prison population, combating torture and ill-treatment during the arrest and annual savings of 3.6 billion dollars to the public coffers. The CNJ Project was inspired in the American Convention on Human Rights, signed within the scope of the OAS in 1969. The Justice will also sign another cooperation agreement for formation and training of the Brazilian judges improvement on issues of human rights.

Finally, the the president of Brazil’s Supreme Court will also meet with the Supreme Court’s President of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr., to exchange experiences about symbolic cases judged by both Courts.

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