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Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court highlights the Court's stabilizing role in launching Brazil 2019 Yearbook

While attending the ceremony of launch of the Brazil 2019 Justice Yearbook, held on Wednesday evening (29th) at the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), Dias Toffoli, Chief Justice of the Court, emphasized the stabilizing role played by the Supreme Court in the process of maturing democracy and its institutions.

The Chief Justice emphasized the importance of the Yearbook - edited since 2007 by the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) and by the Legal Adviser Magazine - and its contribution to the Brazilian Justice, by providing a faithful and comprehensive diagnosis of the complex functioning of the Judiciary and essential institutions to Justice. The Chief Justice said that, since the promulgation of the 1988 Constitution, Brazil has experienced an uninterrupted process of maturation and strengthening of its democracy and institutions and, in this context, the Judiciary stands out, as well as the Public Prosecutor's Office, the public and private advocacy, and the Public Defender's Office, which are essential for jurisdictional activities.

According to the president, in the most sensitive and difficult moments for the Brazilian democracy, in the last years, the STF and the Judiciary Power were not omitted. "We have a stabilizing function, defending the Constitution and moderating conflicts," he said. Toffoli remembered once again that the Brazilian Judiciary is one of the most working juridical institutions in the world - each judge in Brazil judges around two thousand cases a year - and that the STF is the Constitutional Court that judges the world's greatest number of lawsuits: only in 2018, there were more than 126 thousand cases.

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