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'I am the Constitution!' On the superpowers of the Brazilian Supreme Court, by Daniel Hachem, LASP Seminar Series

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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In the last three decades, the Brazilian constitutional experience has moved towards the adoption of a model of judicial supremacy, in which the Supreme Court has the prerogative to give the last word on the attribution of meaning to constitutional norms. With the rise of a government of judges, the Supreme Court began to directly interfere in the political decision-making of the Legislative and Executive Powers. This talk intends to expose the process of development of the superpowers of the Brazilian Supreme Court, the rise and fall of its democratic legitimacy and the reactions adopted by the Legislative Power in order to rebalance the relationship between the branches.

Daniel Hachem is Professor of Public Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) and at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) – Brazil. Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne Law School (2018-2020). Doctor of Law – Federal University of Paraná. Postdoctoral Fellowship at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2017). Director General of NUPED – Center for Research on Public Policy and Human Development at PUCPR. Member of the Ibero-American Forum of Administrative Law and the Public Law Association of Mercosur. Website:

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Law School, Latino Studies Program, Global Learning, Latin American Studies Program, Global Cornell, Government


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Leah Marx


Dr. Daniel Hachem

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Curtiba, Brazil

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Free and open to the public upon registration -- Zoom session

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