November 7 and 9, 2016
On November 7, WCL’s Brazil-U.S. Legal & Judicial Studies Program, and the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, are sponsoring speeches on Brazil’s electoral system by Justices of Brazil’s Supreme Court Justices Gilmar Mendes and Teori Zavascki. The Justices will be visiting Washington to observe the U.S. presidential election. Justice Mendes is also currently President of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Tribunal. Judge Messitte of WCL will be the Discussant, following the remarks of the Justices.
On November 9, WCL’s Brazil-U.S. Legal & Judicial Studies Program will host an invitation-only luncheon in honor of the Justices, where they are expected to comment on several rule of law issues.
Early December 2016
A week-long seminar on Mediation Techniques for Judges and Public Attorneys, to be held in Washington, is being planned with the School of Magistrates of São Paulo (EPM).
Discussions are underway with several organizations in Brazil, e.g. the Public Ministry, for possible seminars on different topics, to be held at WCL. One prominent discussion involves a possible program on Human Rights for 25-30 Brazilian prosecutors that would be held in conjunction with the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center.