1. The Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil (‘STF’) is the highest institution of the Brazilian judiciary. It functions both as the apex court in the judicial system and as a constitutional court. In principle, the primary function of the STF is to safeguard the Constitution (Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil: 5 October 1988, Title IV, Chapter III, Section II, Art. 102 (Braz)). This, however, does not prevent it from dealing with questions that are not directly touching upon a violation of a constitutional rule or principle. The STF has a variety of...
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