Next Wednesday (13), the plenary session of the Senate confirmed the names of eight candidates for the National Council of Justice (CNJ). The candidates have already been approved at a hearing before the Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) on November 29. The Plenary Assembly also approved two nominations to the National Council of Public Ministers (CNMP). The names nominated for the CNMP have also already been approved at the CCJ hearing on November 29.

CNJ

Lawyer Daiane Nogueira de Lira (OFS 17/2023) his nomination was announced by Senator Mecias de Jesus (Republicanos-RR). It was adopted with 67 votes in favor and only 7 votes against. Nominated for the vacancy in the Chamber of Deputies, Daiane de Lira is a law graduate from the University of Fortaleza (Unifor). She has been an EU lawyer since 2009, and in 2013 she became the head of cabinet of Minister Dias Toffoli at the Federal Supreme Court (STF). She belongs to the Nós Por Elas Institute, an entity promoting campaigns to combat violence against women.

— I wish the candidate good luck and good work. She is an excellent countrywoman, said Senator Cid Gomes (PDT-CE), thanking her for her vote in the plenary.

Nominated by Mônica Autran Machado Nobre (OFS 21/2023), as reported by Senator Augusta Brito (PT-CE), had 68 votes for, 6 against and 2 abstentions. Nominated to fill the vacancy assigned to the Supreme Court (STJ) in the Council, Mônica Nobre holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP). She took up the position of a federal judge in 1996, and since 2013 she has been a judge of the Federal District Court (TRF) of Region III, covering the states of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul. Panel IV TRF specializing in public law.

Daniela Pereira Madeira (OFS 22/2023) was adopted with 70 votes in favor, 5 votes against and one abstention. Her nomination was announced by Senator Zenaide Maia (PSD-RN). Nominated for another vacancy on the Council for STJ, Daniela Madeira is a law graduate from Universidade Santa Úrsula (RJ). Since 2002, he has been a federal judge of TRF Region II, which covers Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. He works as an assistant judge in the Internal Affairs Division of the Federal Council of Justice, in the National Class for the Unification of Special Federal Courts and in the National Council of Justice (CNJ) itself.

Name and surname José Edivaldo Rocha Rotondano (OFS 23/2023), with 68 votes in favor, 7 against and 1 abstention. His nomination was announced by Senator Cid Gomes (PDT-CE). Nominated to fill a vacancy assigned to the STF on the Board, he holds a law degree from Santa Cruz State University (B.A.). Rotondano was a prosecutor and prosecuting attorney in Bahia from 1984 to 2012, when he became a state judge. In 2019-2020, he was also the inspector of elections, and since 2022 he has been the inspector general of the Bahatu Court of Justice.

— Judge Rotondano plays a very important role in our country. He has knowledge of legal literature and has competent professional activity. This will certainly honor Bahia in the CNJ, said Senator Otto Alencar (PSD-BA).

The name of Renata Gil de Alcantara Videira was approved at the plenary meeting (OFS 24/2023), with 74 votes for and 3 against. Her nomination was announced by Senator Professor Dorinha Seabra (União-TO). Nominated for a vacant position at STF, she graduated in law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj). She started working in the judiciary in 1998 as a judge of the Court of Justice of this country. In 2019, she was elected the first woman president of the Association of Brazilian Judges (AMB). Since January, he has been an assistant judge at the National Inspectorate of Justice.

Along with the nomination submitted by Senator Eduardo Gomes (PL-TO), the name of Guilherme Augusto Caputo Bastos was also confirmed at the plenary session (OFS 25/2023). He received 72 votes, with four votes against and two abstentions. Nominated for the position of the Supreme Labor Court (TST), he holds a law degree from the University of Brasília (UnB), a specialization at the Center for Unified Education in Brasília (Ceub), and a doctorate from the Universidade Nove de Julho (SP). He is the author of the book “Moral damage at work”. He took up the position of labor judge in 1989, and since 2007 he has been the Minister of TST.

Another name for the CNJ approved in the plenary was Alexandre Teixeira de Freitas Bastos Cunha (OFS 26/2023). 67 people voted in favor of the resolution, with 7 votes against and 1 abstention. His nomination was announced by Senator Otto Alencar. Nominated to fill the vacancy on the Board granted to TST, Alexandre Cunha holds a law degree from Universidade Gama Filho (RJ). He has been a labor judge since 1991 and in 2005 he was promoted to member of the Regional Labor Court (TRT) of Region 1 for the state of Rio de Janeiro. He belongs to the section specializing in collective disputes, and in 2014–2015 he was a member of the First Panel of TST.

Finally, the name of Guilherme Guimarães Feliciano has been confirmed (OFS 27/2023). 47 people voted for the resolution, 30 against and 1 abstention. His nomination was announced by Senator Fabiano Contarato (PT-ES). Nominated for a position at TST, he graduated in law from the University of São Paulo (USP). Having obtained his first acceptance, he took up the position of a labor judge in 1997. Since 2006, he has been a member of the 1st Labor Court in Taubaté. He works as a professor at USP, Centro Universitário UDF, Taubaté University and Centro Universitário Salesiano São Paulo.

CNMP

After the nomination submitted by Senator Ana Paula Lobato (PSB-MA), Judge Cíntia Menezes Brunetta received 67 votes in favor, with only five votes against and one abstention (OFS 20/2023). Appointed by the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) to fill a judicial vacancy in the CNMP, she graduated in law from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) in 2002. She holds a Master of Laws from the Centro Universitário Christus and a Doctorate in Law from the Autonomous Faculty of Law of São Paula. He has been a federal judge since 2004 and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Autonomous Faculty of Law in São Paulo. She was the secretary general of the National School for the Education and Improvement of Judges.

The plenary meeting also approved the name of Edvaldo Nilo de Almeida for the CNMP (OFS 18/2023). 64 people voted for the resolution and six against. His nomination was announced by Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI). Nominated to the CNMP to fill the vacancy allocated to the Chamber of Deputies, he holds a law degree from the University of Salvador (Unifacs) since 2004. He holds a master's degree in constitutional law from the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research (IDP), and holds a doctorate in federal law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He obtained a post-doctoral degree in democracy and human rights from the University of Coimbra in Portugal and in human rights from the University of Salamanca in Spain.

Agência Senado (reproduction authorized based on the quote from Agência Senado)

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