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.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!