FGV debates habeas corpus ruling authorizing the release of female child caregivers at Federal Supreme Court public hearing
On Monday, Eloísa Machado de Almeida, the coordinator of the Supreme Court on the Agenda research project at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo Law School, and Professor Bruna Angotti of Mackenzie University, will take part in a Federal Supreme Court public hearing convened by Justice Gilmar Mendes.
The researchers will present the results of a study conducted by their institutions in the second half of 2021 about Habeas Corpus Class Action Ruling 143,641, which is about the requirement to release female child caregivers from prison.
Their study is based on data about the Federal Supreme Court’s and Superior Court of Appeals’ implementation of Habeas Corpus Class Action Ruling 143,641, handed down by the Federal Supreme Court in 2018, which has benefited pregnant women and mothers. The two professors worked as lawyers on this case, representing the Human Rights Advocacy Collective (CADHu).
At the public hearing, the professors will present data related to the implementation of Habeas Corpus Class Action Ruling 143,641 in courts of appeal and an analysis of decisions made by Federal Supreme Court justices regarding the use of home detention rather than conventional imprisonment for pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and the mothers of children up to the age of 12 years and people with disabilities, between 2010 and 2020.
The research team was composed of Professor Eloísa Machado of the FGV Sao Paulo Law School and Professor Bruna Angotti of Mackenzie University, as well as researchers Luíza Pavan and Ana Clara Mattos of the FGV Sao Paulo Law School and Isabella Machado of Mackenzie University.
The study was carried out as part of the FGV Sao Paulo Law School’s Supreme Court on the Agenda research group, which has been analyzing Federal Supreme Court rulings since 2012, and the Introduction to Research Program at the FGV Sao Paulo Law School’s Legal Practice and Complementary Activities Unit.