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Portuguese jurist talks about fraternity and humanism in Law at an event in STF

Friday, June 23, 2017

The portuguese constitutionalist Paulo Ferreira da Cunha, professor of law at the University of Porto, presented on this Friday (23), in the First Panel of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), the conference "Fraternity and Humanism - New Paradigms for Law”. The event was an initiative of the Cabinet of Justice Edson Fachin within the project "Update Time".

For the jurist, the new times for law, which include fraternity and humanism, depend on new times for society, although he may be one of the catalysts of this change and the jurists the "knights errant" for the effective justice. "With the selfish society we have today and the crises, it seems that we are somewhat, as in the old days of Quixote, in the situation where the hope of justice can only reside in those who have circumstantially the weapons to defend themselves," he said.


At the opening of the conference, Justice Edson Fachin considered that the moment is for reflection, not only of the juridical community, but of the whole society, about fraternity and humanism. "We do not exist indifferently. It is necessary to have forces that unite people and nothing more secure than to have fundamental values around which society has to maintain itself minimally cohesive, "he emphasise.

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