The IPC-IG delivers studies on judicial training and education and on Brazilian Labour Justice’s first unified public tender to ENAMAT

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The studies, titled Ensino Judicial na Justiça do Trabalho (Judicial Education in Labour Justice) and O I Concurso Público Nacional Unificado da Justiça do Trabalho (Brazilian Labour Justice’s First Unified National Public Tender) were presented by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) during a meeting held by the Escola Nacional de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento de Magistrados do Trabalho—ENAMAT (National School for the Training and Improvement of Labour Magistrates) with representatives of Regional Labour Courts and judicial schools, on the morning of 18 May 2022. During the afternoon, the studies were validated by ENAMAT’s Scientific Research Advisory Committee.  

The two studies will be officially launched in the next edition of the IPC-IG’s Inclusive Growth Bulletin, to be disseminated in early June. They are part of the project Strengthening information production and management related to Labour Justice to expand knowledge and improve the Brazilian justice system, a partnership between the IPC-IG, ENAMAT of the Superior Labour Court, the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), the United Nations Development Programme in Brazil (UNDP Brazil), and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC). 

The first study, O Ensino Judicial na Justiça do Trabalho, aims to describe the main empiric findings regarding the perception of labour magistrates on judicial teaching and training and, in addition, the main characteristics of the training models adopted by judicial schools in Brazil. 

The second study, O I Concurso Público Nacional Unificado da Justiça do Trabalho, covers topics such as the profiles of candidates approved in the public tender, the recruitment and selection model, selectivity, reserved vacancies, candidates with special conditions who are exempted from registration fees, and the ten-year history of recruitment of labour magistrates that preceded the first unified tender. 

The third and final study is in the final stages of production and will present a comparative analysis of the Labour Law systems of six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, and South Korea). This diverse sample of countries was selected based on socioeconomic, state organisation and labour law criteria, as explained in this Research Brief. The study is expected to be launched during an international seminar to be organised by ENAMAT on 28-29 June 2022, which will gather experts from the countries analysed and Brazilian authorities. 

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