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Lewandowski signed a cooperation protocol between CNJ and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas

The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) and president of the National Council of Justice (CNJ), Ricardo Lewandowski, and the Executive Secretary of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA), Jaime Arrellano Quintana, signed this Saturday (5), in Chile, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the CNJ and the JSCA, an Inter-American Agency based in that country. The memorandum aims to establish a general mark of cooperation between the two organs, aiming the development and fulfillment of their respective programs of activities.

The JSCA was established in 1999 by the institutions of the Inter-American system, composed of all Member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS). The organ emerged in the context after the reform in judicial systems of most countries of the continent. The proposal is to give new impetus to this modernization and support the States of the region in their judicial reform processes, by means of training activities, studies and empirical investigations.

The memorandum signed between the CNJ and the JSCA takes into account the role that the Constitution assigns to the CNJ, particularly under the administration of the judicial system. The Cooperation provides for the joint promotion of conferences, seminars, workshops and academic meetings or events on justice, democracy and related themes which allow spaces for debate and exchange of experiences.

Venice Commission

Justice Lewandowski served official schedule in Chile to attend the Conference "Constitutional Protection of Vulnerable Groups: A Judicial Dialogue," opened on Friday (4) in Santiago, held by Chile's Constitutional Court with the Venice Commission and the Council of Europe. On the afternoon of the first day of the program, the Justice participated in a panel discussion on the protection of minorities and native peoples at the national level, talking about Brazil and the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court regarding the matter.

On Saturday, he also participated in the meeting of the Subcommittee for Latin America of the Venice Commission. The meeting of the Subcommittee, in 2016, will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, with the theme "enforcement of judgments and resolutions of international human rights bodies".

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