Strengthening Information Production and Management related to Labour Justice to Expand Knowledge and Improve the Brazilian justice system

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This project aims to develop studies and researches to expand and deepen knowledge about the administration, management, and conditions of access to Justice. It contemplates the development of investigations to understand how different countries organise their labour jurisdiction through comparative analyses between Brazil and other countries with similar labour markets and understanding the aspects that influence the performance of labour judges through the evaluation of the training process of judges and training models adopted by judicial schools. Also, the project includes studies to understand new technologies, digital platforms and changes in work's conditions; the impact of collective demands on the effectiveness of labour law; the judicialization of the work environment, work accidents and occupational diseases; and the development of complementary studies defined by the national beneficiary to improve the Brazilian justice system.


Brazilian National School for the Training and Improvement of Labour Magistrates (ENAMAT), of the Superior Labour Court (TST) , United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



Brazil , Argentina , Mexico , South Africa , Korea South , Portugal

Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Project Results

a) Develop an international comparative descriptive analysis of labour jurisdiction systems;

In 2020, the IPC-IG team prepared case studies for each of the five selected countries (Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, South Korea and South Africa), which are currently under review. The following steps consist of preparing the Brazilian case study (ongoing) and elaborate a comparative analysis of the six countries judicial systems.

b) Develop an analysis of the formative dimension of learning assessment and institutional assessment of judicial schools;

In 2020, the IPC-IG team has woked on 1) definiton of indicators to assess courses, promotions and judges' productivity; 2) descriptive analysis of three of the five Regional Labour Courts (TRTs) that were selected to assess judges' work trajectory, considering variables such as sex, age, courses' load and types of promotion; 3) analysis of judges' profile using the Grade of Membership (GoM) method; 4) field research consisting of qualitative interviews with judges of selected regional courts; and 5) design of a survey to collect judges' perspectives on a number of topics.

c) Understand new technologies, digital platforms and changes in the conditions of work;

d) Study the impact of collective demands on the effectiveness of labour law;

e) Develop an analysis of the judicialization of the work environment, accidents at work and occupational diseases;

f) Develop complementary studies on the pertinent topics to be discussed with the partners.


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