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Chief Justice Dias Toffoli participates in a seminar in the Senate in celebration of the International Day of Down Syndrome

The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Justice Dias Toffoli, reaffirmed the commitment to work continuously for people with Down Syndrome "to be respected, fully integrated into the various spheres of life in society and treated under the equality that our laws sustain". The statement was made in this thursday morning (21), at the Petrônio Portela Auditorium of the Federal Senate, during the opening of the Seminar "No One Left Behind", promoted by the Social Affairs Commission (CAS) and chaired by Senator Romário (CAN / RJ). The seminar is held annually to commemorate the International Down Syndrome Day, celebrated by the 193 countries that integrate the United Nations Organization (UNO).

Dias Toffoli made an emotional speech in which he paid tribute to those present and to his brother José Eduardo,"Du" who also has Down and who on July 8 turns 50 years old. "With them, our conviviality becomes a constant communion and a permanent exchange of affection, mutual respect and learning, which are the foundations of true love, unconditional in its essence," said Toffoli to an audience full of children, young people and adults with Down and other types of disability, represented by entities such as APAE (Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional ones), Pestalozzi Association and public schools of the Federal District.

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