Meritorious Citizen of the Freedom and Social Justice João Mangabeira (CBJM)

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Decoration offered to professor Taurino Araujo.

The Meritorious Citizen of the Freedom and Social Justice João Mangabeira decoration (Portuguese: Cidadão Benemérito da Liberdade e da Justiça Social João Mangabeira, CBJM) is the highest award granted by Legislative Assembly of Bahia. The title honors João Mangabeira, an outstanding in defense of democratic rule of law, great jurist and parliamentarian.

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The title was created under the Resolution 1.222, in 1993, and is the oldest one.[1] The decoration is aimed to recognize Brazilians “dedicated to humanitarians and socials noble causes, which resulted in the political and socio-economic development of Brazil, significantly improving people´s life.” The first recipient was the Bahian communist politician Fernando Sant'Anna in 2005, during the celebration of his 90 years old.[2]. At the age of 44, the lawyer and professor Taurino Araujo is the youngest awarded.[3][4][5]

Throughout its existence, the following notable Brazilians have earned the distinction [6][7]:

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