Cármen Lúcia (justice)

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Her Excellency
Cármen Lúcia
Cármen Lúcia em junho de 2017.jpg
Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
President of the National Justice Council
Assumed office
12 September 2016
Preceded by Ricardo Lewandowski
Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
Vice President of the National Justice Council
In office
10 September 2014 – 12 September 2016
Preceded by Ricardo Lewandowski
Succeeded by Dias Toffoli
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
Assumed office
21 June 2006[1]
Appointed by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva[2]
Preceded by Nelson Jobim[2]
Personal details
Born (1954-04-19) 19 April 1954 (age 63)[1]
Montes Claros, Brazil[1]
Alma mater Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais[3]

Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁmẽj ˈlusjɐ ɐ̃ˈtũɲis ˈʁɔʃɐ], Montes Claros, 19 April 1954) is a Brazilian jurist and member of the Supreme Federal Court since 2006. She is the second woman to have been chosen as a justice for the Court. She was nominated by former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

She was President of the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil.[4] She currently is the President of the Supreme Federal Court.

At her introduction to the role she was championed by José Celso de Mello Filho, the most senior jurist. Lucia replaced Ricardo Lewandowski who had been known for championing a reduction in oversight and an increase in remuneration for judges. Her champion gave a speech talking about the need to remove corruption despite the presence of a number of alleged suspects.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c O Estado de S. Paulo, June 22, 2006, p. A5
  2. ^ a b O Estado de S. Paulo, May 11, 2006, p. A7
  3. ^ Curriculum Vitae at STF Website. (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  4. ^ TSE Website (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  5. ^ Cármen Lúcia becomes the second woman ahead of the Supreme Court and says that the Brazilian people is not satisfied with the Justice System, 13 September 2016, Plus 55, Retrieved 18 September 2016


Legal offices
Preceded by
Nelson Jobim
Minister of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil
2006–present
Incumbent