LAST STEP~SUPREME COURT
8/16/2012 – 05:00 Stoppage of the works of Belo Monte should go to SUPREME COURT Publicidade …
DE BELÉM DE SÃO PAULO
The stoppage of the Belo Monte hydroelectric works, decided this week by the Federal Court, should be brought to the Ministers of the STF (Supreme Federal Court). Federal judges ruled that the case felt that the indigenous communities of the affected region were not consulted before the Congress approve the construction of the hydroelectric plant, in 2005. The plant, under construction in rio Xingu (PA), is one of the major works of the federal Government. The Government says that the Indians were heard after the authorization of Congress. The obligatory consultation of the Indians is provided for in the Constitution and therefore lawyers heard by Sheet say the ability to contest the outage should be submitted to the SUPREME COURT, which considers constitutional issues. It is more resource to TRF-1 (Tribunal Regional Federal da 1st region), responsible for the decision to halt the work. The Government has said it will appeal.