Galpão da Alameda Eduardo Prado, in São Paulo (SP), hosts an event this Friday (15) that will pay tribute to four jurists who have been firmly active in defending democracy in the country: Celso Antônio Bandeira de Mello, Claudia Dadico, Maria Rita Reis and Maíra Coraci Diniz.
The event, called “spring welcome dinner”, starts at 7pm, and aims to celebrate Brazil’s return to the Democratic Rule of Law. The Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, confirmed his presence, as well as the Union’s attorney general, Jorge Messias; the Minister of the General Comptroller of the Union (CGU), Vinícius Marques de Carvalho; and the director of monetary policy at the Central Bank (BC), Gabriel Galípolo.
Bandeira de Mello will receive a medal of the order of merit from the Attorney General’s Office (AGU), in recognition of his work in defending the rule of law and contribution to strengthening democracy. Full and emeritus professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), he took a firm stance against the arbitrary arrest of today’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) and against the excesses of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) while he held the Presidency of the Republic.
The three honored women will receive recognition from organizations, unions and popular movements for their work in mediation and the search for a peaceful resolution of land conflicts in the country. Cláudia Dadico is director of the Department of Mediation and Conciliation of Agrarian Conflicts at the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA); Maíra Coraci Diniz coordinates the Land Conflict Conciliation Chamber of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra); while Maria Rita Reis is chief prosecutor of the Incra Prosecutor’s Office.
The event is organized by the Prerrogativas Group, the São Paulo Lawyers Union (SASP), the ABC Metalworkers Union (SMABC), the National Association of Federal Public Lawyers (Anafe), the National Forum of Federal Public Advocacy (Anpprev) and by the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).
“The dinner is an important moment for us to welcome some authorities who are in the federal public administration at the moment and are doing recovery work, restructuring the democratic rule of law and Brazil’s economy”, said Ney Strozake, lawyer and member of Grupo Prerrogativas . “It will be an important moment to pay some tributes, but, above all, to say what the society project is and what changes we want for Brazil”, he added.
Editing: Rodrigo Chagas