Thursday, August 18, 2016

Oral History of the Brazilian Supreme Court

[We have the following announcement.]

On September 2nd, 2016, FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro will release volumes 11 to 15 of its Oral History of the Brazilian Supreme Court project - in cooperation with FGV Law School São Paulo and CPDOC - FGV's History and Social Sciences Department.

The project has interviewed 20 former and current Supreme Court justices about their lives, careers, path towards the Court, and most important cases. It is a unique historical record to study Brazilian legal elites, the late 1980s transition from military dictatorship to democracy, the Supreme Court's recent history, etc.

So far, the project has produced almost 100 hours of interviews. Books with each interview are also published. But everything is available online, licenced in Creative Commons, open access to everyone. . . .

On September 2nd, the interviews with justices Luís Roberto Barroso, Luiz Fux, Ilmar Galvão, Moreira Alves and Francisco Rezek will be made available. The justices, in addition to justices Nelson Jobim (who also coordinated the project) and Eros Grau, will be at FGV Rio's Cultural Center at 11 am, discussing the Supreme Court's history. The event is open to the public.