30 years of the Constitution: seminar discusses progress and setbacks in Brazilian society
On the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Federal Constitution, FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) and Conectas Direitos Humanos will host the seminar “30 years of the Citizen Constitution: Progress and Setbacks”, on October 22, starting at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the auditorium of FGV’s main office (Praia de Botafogo, 190. 12th floor. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ) and will gather public managers, business, community and organized civil society leaders, representatives of the judiciary branch, professors and researchers for an in-depth reflection on the progress and setbacks that the 1988 Constitution brought to Brazilian society.
The Coordinator of Direito Rio’s Center for Justice and Society (CJUS), professor Michael Freitas Mohallem, and the Coordinator of the Institutional Violence Program of Conectas Direitos Humanos, Rafael Custódio, will open the event. The first panel of the event will discuss the “Role of the Judiciary as guardian of the Constitution” and will include Beatriz Vargas (UnB) and Nelson Jobim (former Minister of Justice and President of the Federal Supreme Court), in addition to professor Mohallem. Marcelo Beraba (Abraji) will be the mediator.
The next panel will discuss the “Right to Life and Militarization of Public Security” and will include Peter Strozenberg (Public Defender, RJ), Jacqueline Muniz (UFF), Lidiane Malanquini (Redes da Maré) and André Mendes (Direito Rio). Journalist Fernando Molica (ABRAJI) will mediate.
After lunch, the seminar will continue with a panel on “Drug Policy and Institutional Violence”. The topic will be discussed by Pedro Abramovay (Open Society) and Luciana Boiteux (UFRJ), with mediation by Guilherme Amado (ABRAJI). Finally, there will be a debate on “Austerity and Social Rights”, which will be attended by Grazielle David (INESC), Pedro Nery (legislative consultant from the Federal Senate), Juana Kweitel (Conectas Direitos Humanos) and Daniel Vargas (Direito Rio), with mediation by Angelina Nunes (ABRAJI).
Go to the website for more information and to register.