Rosa Weber takes over the presidency of the STF this Monday
Minister Rosa Weber will join the select group of women to assume the highest post in the Brazilian judiciary, the presidency of the Federal Supreme Court (STF). The magistrate takes office this Monday, 12, at 5 pm, and will become the third woman to assume the post. Before her, ministers Ellen Gracie and Cármen Lúcia commanded the STF. Rosa Weber graduated in Legal and Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1971. Born in Porto Alegre, the minister joined the judiciary in 1976 as a substitute labor judge. From 2006 to 2011, she held the position of minister of the Superior Labor Court until she was appointed to the STF by Dilma Rousseff. She also presided over the Superior Electoral Court from 2018 to 2020. The minister will assume the presidency of the STF and the National Council of Justice after 46 years in the judiciary. Upon being elected, Rosa Weber stated that she intends to carry out the role with great serenity and with the support of the other ministers. In the same session, Minister Luís Roberto Barroso will assume the vice-presidency of the STF. The magistrate holds a doctorate in Public Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, a former state attorney for the state of Rio de Janeiro, and was a lawyer when he was appointed by former president Dilma Rousseff to the STF in 2013.
In all, 1,300 people were invited to the inauguration ceremony, but only 350 will have the opportunity to follow the ceremony in the plenary. According to the STF, Rosa Weber invited all candidates for the presidency of the Republic and the presidents of the Chamber, Senate and other parliamentarians.