The minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Luís Roberto Barroso, assumes the presidency of the Court this Thursday (28). The inauguration ceremony will be attended by singer Maria Bethânia, invited by Barroso to sing the national anthem.
The inauguration is scheduled for 4pm and should be attended by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) and the presidents of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), and of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG) , in addition to other authorities from the Three Powers. Barroso will remain president of the STF and CNJ until October 2025. The vice-president of the STF will be minister Edson Fachin.
:: Luís Roberto Barroso assumes presidency of the STF next Thursday (28) ::
Barroso’s management must have three axes: content, communication and relationships. “This means seeking to improve the quality of the service provided by the Judiciary, with increased efficiency; be better understood by society, explaining the role of the STF and its decisions; and maintain relationships with all segments of society, to listen to the desires and needs of everyone, from workers to businesspeople,” Barroso told O Globo.
“I will emphasize issues involving legal security, respect for institutions and the separation of Powers; and the fight against poverty and inequalities — added Barroso, about the priorities of his administration”, he stated in an interview.
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Who is Barroso
Barroso is 65 years old and was born in Vassouras (RJ). PhD in public law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj), he is a professor of constitutional law at the same institution. Among jurists, his position is classified as progressive and liberal.
The minister had a career in law and was also a prosecutor for the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1985 until 2013. As a lawyer, Barroso worked on relevant STF cases, such as the release of research on embryonic stem cells, the defense of the recognition of unions same-sex couples and the right to terminate pregnancy in the case of an anencephalic fetus.
He became a minister on the recommendation of former president Dilma Rousseff in 2013 and in the last ten years he has reported on processes of wide repercussion. Among them, the analysis of resources from the monthly allowance, which suspended evictions and evictions in urban and rural areas due to the covid-19 pandemic and, more recently, on the nursing floor.
Farewell to Rosa Weber
The judge replaces minister Rosa Weber, who retires next Monday (2), upon turning 75 years old. This Wednesday (27), Weber presided over her last session at the STF and at the National Council of Justice (CNJ), where she is also president.
“It’s a real sea of emotions that takes over me. I am in great need to prevent the internal dams from opening and the tears from overflowing”, said Weber at the time. “I mentioned in the previous session that I cry a lot, I am very crying, but the tears always flow inside. But they have, these days, insisted on changing course.”
:: Rosa Weber is the third woman to hold the presidency of the STF in 131 years ::
Editing: Vivian Virissimo