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With a career in Labor Justice, Rosa Weber is elected Deputy Chief Justice after nine years at the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court


The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court's (STF) Justice Rosa Weber was elected Deputy Chief Justice of the Court for the two-year period of 2020-2022 alongside Luiz Fux, who was chosen as the new Chief Justice in a plenary vote on Thursday (25). The election was brought forward due to social distancing measures to avoid contagion by the new coronavirus. The inauguration will take place on September 10.

Rosa Weber took over the vacancy left by Justice Ellen Gracie in 2011. Coming from the Superior Labor Court (TST), where she worked for five years, the Justice had he career related to the labor field. She initiated her career in 1975 as an inspector in the Ministry of Labor, and the following year she was approved as a substitute labor judge in the Regional Labor Court of the 4th Region (TRT-4).

In the TRT-4, Rosa Weber held several positions until she was elected Chief Judge in 2001. Five years later, she would be appointed to the position of Justice of the TST after being sabbated by the Federal Senate. Weber also worked in the academic area, as a professor at the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS) and was a member of the Special Commission of Jurists responsible for drafting proposals for the improvement and modernization of labor material and procedural legislation.

She was also a member of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) from 2012, when she was elected substitute Justice, until May of this year, when she left the office of Chief Justice of the TSE, in which she was sworn in in 2018.

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