Ministers participate in closing of Oral History of Supreme Court project
Law
14 November 2017

Ministers participate in closing of Oral History of Supreme Court project

The last six books of the collection will be released, which tell the story of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court from the trajectory of its ministers during the first 25 years of the New Republic, between 1988 and 2013.

The project Oral History of the Supreme Court has reached its final phase. On November 24, at 11:00 a.m., at FGV’s Cultural Center (Praia de Botafogo, 186. Rio de Janeiro), the last six books of the collection will be released, which tell the story of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court from the trajectory of its ministers during the first 25 years of the New Republic, between 1988 and 2013. The characters of the new volumes are the current ministers Marco Aurélio Mello and Dias Toffoli, ex-ministers Ayres Britto, Octavio Gallotti and the late Teori Zavascki and Paulo Brossard.

Throughout four years, researchers of the Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), the Sao Paulo Law School (Direito SP) and the School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) collected testimonials from 21 ministers of the Federal Supreme Court, for a total of about 100 hours of recordings. The result is a collection of 21 books narrating the most striking moments in the careers of the jurists and the cases with the most extensive public repercussion from the country’s highest court, after the promulgation of the Constitution of 1988.

In addition to the books to be launched on November 24, FGV already released volumes about the trajectories of ministers Rafael Mayer, Aldir Passarinho, Sepúlveda Pertence, Cezar Peluso, Sydney Sanches, Célio Borja, Carlos Velloso, Néri da Silveira, Nelson Jobim, Eros Grau, Luís Roberto Barroso, Luiz Fux, Moreira Alves, Ilmar Galvão and Francisco Rezek.

Register on the website to participate in the launch event.