The Brazilian Judiciary Under Attack

In the last elections an openly authoritarian President was elected. As a candidate, he already presented all the evidence of an autocratic behavior, and after elected, in his first months of government, Bolsonaro is presenting a series of measures that show the establishment of a “democratorship” in Brazil. This work will analyze several evidences that demonstrate the risk that Brazil can also become another dictatorship of the XXIst century, that is using an autocratic legislation and constitutional amendments to cover an authoritarian government. The process of defeating democracy and spoiling its institutions is gentle and gradual, masked by legal-constitutional instruments. In this context of crisis, the Judiciary can be a containment dam of conservative confrontations against fundamental rights. But do the Brazilian Constitutional Democracy have emergency clauses to protect this branch? Or the Judiciary without unwritten guardrails for its protection will be defeated?