Report on Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) human rights related cases in the first year of COVID-19

The Brazilian Supreme Court played a fundamental role during the first year of the pandemic crisis. Its judicial action is concentrated in a set of five fronts of action: policies relating to labor laws; Non-compliance with financial rules; incarcerated people; Bolsonaro’s policies on safety measures and Separation of Powers and Federalism. The impressions on the court's decision-making process and on constitutional interpretation suggest: 1) This period exacerbated the monocratic decisions of the justices, weakening the role of the plenary; 2) The judicialization of the pandemic is not being done only by opposition parties, but also by the Government; 3) “exceptional”, “urgent” are terms used by justices to describe the Brazilian situation and to review the political performance of the government; 4) The justices appear to have formed a coalition against Bolsonaro´s policies regarding individual rights.