Gilmar Mendes says STF prohibits vaquejada and allows abortion

By participating in a seminar on constitutional law, in Brasilia, Mendes was speaking.
27/10/2017 17h04 - Updated 27/10/2017 17h04
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Minister of the Supreme Court (STF) Gilmar Mendes again criticized today (27) the position of the Court on contentious issues that have recently been judged. By participating in a seminar on constitutional law, in Brasilia, Mendes said that "from time to time we are that kind of court prohibiting vaquejada and allows abortion".

In assessing the Minister, the large number of demands that reach the Court produced errors in judgments about the validity of vaquejada and the First Panel of the Court ruling that decriminalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.

“A decisão [abortion] It could have been favorable to the person, due to the excessive time [prison], but did not enter the theme. He entered the theme, because we saw the possibility of making most. From time to time we are that kind of court prohibiting vaquejada and permits abortion. ", He criticized the minister. The rapporteur of the action on the decriminalization of abortion was the Minister Luís Roberto Barroso.

In June, Congress approved a constitutional amendment to vaquejada is recorded as "good immaterial nature". The party is traditional in several cities of the country, especially in the Northeast. The measure was taken after the Supreme Court, by majority vote, decide which considered the cultural practice unconstitutional to subject animals to cruelty.

In November last year, the First Panel of the Court today decided to decriminalize abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Following voting Barroso, the collegiate understood that are unconstitutional articles of the Penal Code that criminalize abortion. The decision took effect only in the specific case that was analyzed and to appeal to the full Court.

André Richter – Agency Brazil


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