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Chief Justices of Constitutional Courts of Latin America sign Declaration of Brasilia

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Carmen Lúcia, presented on Saturday (3) to the other Chief Justices of Constitutional Courts of Latin America the nine points of the Declaration of Brasilia. The document seals the commitment of these courts with ethics, human rights, morality, transparency, training of magistrates, prevention and fight against corruption and citizens access to justice.

The signing of the declaration marked the closing of the XXIII Meeting of the Chief Justices of Constitutional Courts of Latin America, held in Brasilia, since Thursday (1st). The meeting is held annually and promoted by the Rule of Law Program for the Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. For 2018 the chosen host country was Peru.

In the letter, the magistrates declare support from the Constitutional Courts of their countries to give priority to judgments that deal with slavery or exploitation of persons or that threaten to diminish human dignity, with emphasis on the disclosure of jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. They also undertake to strengthen the analysis of trials of corruption cases, to reaffirm their commitment to the transparency in public acts and to encourage the use of clear and accessible language to their citizens.

- Read the entire document.

Read more: 01/06/2017 - Ministra Cármen Lúcia abre Encontro de Tribunais Constitucionais da América Latina           

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