Cármen Lúcia

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Cármen Lúcia
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Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
Assumed office
21 June 2006
Nominated byLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byNelson Jobim
58th President of the Supreme Federal Court
In office
12 September 2016 – 13 September 2018
Vice PresidentDias Toffoli
Preceded byRicardo Lewandowski
Succeeded byDias Toffoli
Personal details
Born (1954-04-19) 19 April 1954 (age 64)
Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Reference(s)[1][2][3]

Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁmẽj ˈlusjɐ ɐ̃ˈtũɲis ˈʁɔʃɐ]; 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 and Chief Justice and a professor of Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais.[4] She was nominated by former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Antunes Rocha's work has been marked by the rigor with which she tries corruption cases and her firm stance regarding women's rights.[5]

She was President of the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil.[6] She currently is the President of the Supreme Federal Court. She became Acting President from April 13, 2018 until April 14 of the same year, as President Michel Temer attended the VIII Summit of the Americas, and the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, and the president of the Senate, Eunício Oliveira were outside Brazil.[7]

At her introduction to the role she was championed by José Celso de Mello Filho, the most senior justice of the court. 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, although the event had presence of a number of alleged suspects.[8] In 2018, the minister Dias Toffoli succeeded Carmen Lúcia as president of the Court.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O Estado de S. Paulo, June 22, 2006, p. A5
  2. ^ O Estado de S. Paulo, May 11, 2006, p. A7
  3. ^ Curriculum Vitae at STF Website. (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ TSE Website (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  7. ^ Ministra Carmen Lúcia asume la Presidencia de Brasil hasta este sábado
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ [3]
Legal offices
Preceded by
Nelson Jobim
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
2006–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ricardo Lewandowski
President of the Supreme Federal Court
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Dias Toffoli
President of the Superior Electoral Court
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Marco Aurélio Mello