The IPC-IG finishes a six-month period of qualitative interviews with judges and principals of Brazil’s judicial schools


Between July and December, the IPC-IG carried out 50 interviews with judges from the five Brazilian regions, through the following Regional Labour Courts: Rio de Janeiro; Distrito Federal and Tocantins; Paraná; Amazonas and Roraima; and Piauí.

These interviews aimed to describe the social profile of magistrates and principals of the country’s judicial schools, gathering perspectives on current challenges faced by Brazilian Labour Courts and understanding the perspectives regarding the judicial school system. They will allow the research team to assess how labour judges perceive courses and trainings delivered by judiciary schools in Brazil.

A final report with the main findings of the research should be delivered by the end of this year. The interviews with judges and principals of judicial schools are a part of the national component of an ongoing joint cooperation project between the IPC-IG, UNDP Brazil and the Brazilian National School for the Formation and Improvement of Labour Magistrates (Escola Nacional de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento de Magistrados do Trabalho—ENAMAT) of the Superior Labour Court (Tribunal Superior do Trabalho—TST).