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Brazil: Judiciary Pact for Human Rights

  • The National Council of Justice of Brazil issues a Juridicary Pact for Human Rights. Mar. 23, 2022.

    The National Council of Justice of Brazil issues a Juridicary Pact for Human Rights. Mar. 23, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@grnews

Published 23 March 2022

On Tuesday, the National Council of Justice of Brazil launched the Judiciary Pact for Human Rights.

Brazil's National Council of Justice issued the Judiciary Pact for Human Rights on Tuesday intended to support the development of efforts to reinforce the rights laid forth in the Constitution.

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Technical and operational cooperation agreements are going to be established. The measures to be implemented include monitoring and enforcement of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) decisions alongside international treaties in the area.

To bring the subject into entrance exams for the judiciary and promote training and the knowledge of previous court rulings on the matter is also among the measures to be established. Luiz Fux, the Supreme Court, and the National Council of Justice said that these steps seek to create strategic pathways to guide the judiciary in defense of human rights.

"The launch of this initiative materializes the affirmation of an institutional policy aimed at strengthening the protection and promotion of human rights by the Judiciary, as has been own goal over the past two years, in line with the relevant mission of the National Council of Justice," stated Fux.

The CNJ_oficial commitment to outline strategic paths to guide the judiciary was highlighted by Minister Luiz Fux at the Judiciary Pact for Human Rights launch.

This month, the National Council of Justice also enabled the National Office of Women's Ombudsman, that reports and complaints about the progress of lawsuits linked to violence against women will be reported.

Among the primary duties of this new office are to receive and forward reports to the proper authorities, provide information about judicial procedures, and offer advice to women who are victims of violence.


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