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Justice Cármen Lúcia publishes first year management report as the head of the Supreme Court

September 28, 2017

The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Carmen Lúcia, published on Thursday (28) the report on the judicial performance of her first year of management as head of the Court, which started on September 12, 2016. During the period, 88 Plenary sessions were held, with 235 cases tried, of which 49 with recognized general repercussions, that is, with impact on thousands of cases held in other instances of the Judiciary. During the first year, the STF delivered 118,860 decisions, of which 105,624 are monocratic and 13,236 are collective.

On the day Justice Cármen became Chief Justice, the court had 60,909 pending cases. During the first year of office, 97,395 bases were filed and 111,817 were judged, resulting in 46,586 cases, 23.51% lower than initially. It is the lowest number of cases in 10 years. According to the report, only 15.28% of cases were filed more than five years ago.


Justice Cármen Lúcia has been conducting numerous prison inspections throughout the country. Prisons in the States of Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas, Pernambuco and in the Federal District were inspected. In each one of them, the Justice noted the prison facilites and ressocialization efforts. One of her goals is to inspect and analyze the conditions of prison establishments throughout the country.

Click here to read the full report, available only in Portuguese.

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