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Justice Joaquim Barbosa: Special Attraction at ABRAFATI 2015

Former President of the Brazilian Supreme Court to be one of the main highlights of the Congress, speaking at a Plenary Session.

A personality with strong credibility, Justice Joaquim Barbosa is going to be one of the key lecturers at ABRAFATI 2015. His presentation on ethics in politics and business will be the pièce de résistance of the program for October 13, as this theme is on Brazil’s current agenda.

Responsible for leading the trial in a case of political corruption scheme that became known as “mensalão” (or the “big monthly allowance”) when he was president of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), Barbosa gained admiration and respect from Brazilian society and became a reference for his serious and ethical posture.

In addition to a brilliant public career —which includes 11 years of service at the STF and two decades in the Federal Prosecution Service—, Justice Barbosa has a solid academic background. He specialized in Law and State at the University of Brasília, and is a master and doctor of Public Law from the University of Paris-II, which has given him the credentials to be a professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) and a visiting professor at the Columbia University School of Law’s Human Rights Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.

“Justice Joaquim Barbosa is going to make an enormous contribution to ABRAFATI 2015, stressing the importance of ethics in both politics and business activities. He is in a special position to discuss this theme thanks to his theoretical knowledge and, particularly, his trajectory at the STF, where he became an example of seriousness, strength and impartiality,” says ABRAFATI’s executive president Dilson Ferreira.