Brazil: Holding of the Seminar of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Portuguese-Speaking Countries
The President of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Minister Rosa Weber, opened on May 16, 2023 the Intermediate Seminar of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, which was held in the Sessions Hall of the STF. The meeting brings together representatives from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and East Timor.
In her speech, the President of the Tribunal underlined the fraternal ties that have united the Portuguese-speaking nations since their origins. “These are treasures of a rich heritage which, shared between the nations represented here, serve as ballast for the recognition of our common identity”.
This seminar will address the themes: “The role of constitutional jurisdiction in the promotion and guarantee of social and economic justice” and “Hermeneutics and constitutional jurisdiction”, divided into two panels.
The President recalled that 2008 was the year in which the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Portuguese-speaking countries was launched. Since then, the Conference has been held every two years with the objectives of promoting human rights, defending democracy and judicial independence, fostering cooperation and the exchange of experience in matters of constitutional review.
The last Colloquium having been held last year in Lisbon, this intermediate seminar is preparatory to next year's Colloquium which will take place in Mozambique.
It should be noted that Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome) are members of the CJCA.