Statue representing Justice in the Campo Grande Forum.  (Photo: MS Court of Justice)

The survey “Blacks and Blacks in the Judiciary Power” is by the National Council of Justice

Statue representing Justice in the Campo Grande Forum. (Photo: MS Court of Justice)

The TJMS (Tribunal de Justiça of Mato Grosso do Sul) is, among 23 units of the federation, the fourth with the lowest percentage of black magistrates according to a survey by the CNJ (National Council of Justice). Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo are the other three where the index is among the lowest in Brazil.

The value is 2.5% among all judges, which rises to 15.3% in the TRT 24 (Regional Labor Court of the 24th Region). The research “Blacks and Blacks in the Judiciary Power” takes into account the impact of the implementation of the racial quotas policy in the Judiciary, instituted in 2015 by the CNJ.

When the number analyzed is the number of permanent civil servants, the index rises to 29.19% in the TJMS, being the 15th placed in the country, but the 9th with the lowest percentage. The Regional Electoral Court of MS has 27.9% of its staff formed by blacks and the Labor Court, 25.8%, always among the 10 minors in the country.

In relation to interns, the data are higher, with 36.4% of blacks in this role in the Court of Justice; 41.79% in TRE/MS and 40.4% in TRT 24.

By the resolution, the parameters established for the State Justice is to maintain in its functional staff, the percentage of 25% of black people in effective positions. Thus, Mato Grosso do Sul, in relation to the number of black servants – 29.19% – surpasses the expected rate. For the CNJ, there was “reach of the inclusion parameter”.

At the national level, the percentage of black people among members of the judiciary in Brazil rose from 12% in 2013 to 21% in 2020. “It is necessary to emphasize that it is not enough to comply with rules regarding the reservation of racial quotas; but rather to focus on something bigger: the very discussion on racial diversity and equality and the incorporation of the theme as a matter to be spread in administrative routines, in functional records and in communication and training activities”, said the president of the CNJ, Minister Luiz Fux .

According to the survey, carried out from court records, since 2015, 115 competitions were held in all branches of Justice, with the implementation of Resolution CNJ n. 203 in 56 Brazilian courts. The survey shows that the main portion of black female judges and judges are beginning their careers, as substitutes: 18.1%. Then, holders, with 12.3%; and then judges or judges, 8.8%.

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