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Justice Dias Toffoli attends legal forum in St. Petersburg

The Deputy Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Justice Dias Toffoli, made a statement today at the VIII International Legal Forum of St. Petersburg, Russia. Representing the Brazilian Supreme Court, the Justice spoke about the Constitution in a context of global changes and objectives of the constitutional revision.

"The main challenge currently faced by Constitutional Courts lies in making decisions that preserve the independence of the executive and legislative branches. At the same time, the courts must be able to interpret and adapt the text of the Constitution in the light of our days. That is, not by rewriting it, but by applying it with caution", the Justice said in his address.

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