Contact Info for Brazilian Judges

Below is the contact information for the Brazilian judges involved in this case. The first judge listed is the Federal judge who has the case before him now while the second judge listed already ruled against David and denied visitation at the State family Court in Rio. Let them know how you feel about this case but PLEASE bear in mind that the Federal Judge HAS NOT YET RULED so we need to send separate emails to both judges. The third judge, Gilson Dipp, is a senior member of the Brazilian judiciary and should also be aware of the court proceedings in this case.


1. Federal Judge responsible for the motion for return under the Hague Convention filed against João Paulo Lins e Silva: Hon. Judge Rafael de Souza Pereira Pinto, from the 16th Civil Chamber of the Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro, Email:


2. State Family Judge responsible for the motion for fatherhood and custody, filed by João Paulo Lins e Silva: Hon. Judge Gerardo Carnevale Ney da Silva, from the 2nd Chamber of the State Family Court of Rio de Janeiro, Email:


3. President of Brazilian Judicial Administrative Council and Minister of the Superior Justice Court of Brazil (STJ, in Portuguese), Hon. Judge Gilson Dipp, Email:



8 Responses to “Contact Info for Brazilian Judges”

  1. JamesJosephs says:

    I think it would also be helpful if someone could post a Portuguese “form letter” similar to the letter that was posted for the Senators and Congressmen that could be sent to the judges.

  2. says:

    Just an addition to this list–

    Received an e-mail tip from a Brazilian official:
    Dear ____,

    If you want to help Mr. Goldman, you should dennounce the family court in
    Rio and put their e-mail address in the website so people may send
    messages to them.

    Also, the State Court of Rio de Janeiro, web site below should get
    messages in support for Mr. Goldman:

    Comissão Estadual Judiciária de Adoção do Estado do RIO DE JANEIRO
    Presidente: Desembargador Thiago Ribas Filho
    Secretária Executiva: Miriam Ribas Cid Loureiro
    Endereço: Tribunal de Justiça do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Av. Erasmo
    Braga, 115, Ed. Fórum,
    Corredor B, sl. 202, 2º andar, Lâmina 1, Cep. 20.026-900, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
    Fone: (21) 3133-2656 / 2542 / 4040
    Fax: (21) 3133-2657 / 2210

    President: High Court Judge Thiago Ribas Filho

  3. says:

    Nice work. Do you have a copy of the letter you sent to them. I am having a hard time figuring out how to say what I have to say without being to blunt. I don’t want to hurt the case.

    Also i just got this back… the email he gave you isnt working… Maybe it has been bombarded since you posted?

    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

    Delivery to the following recipients failed.

  4. says:

    Weird, I went to the website and emailed the same email address from the website and it went through… keep emailing everyone!!!!

  5. says:

    Yeah, that e-mail is not working for me either (

    So, log on to and click “Fale Conosco”- and then leave a letter in attention to “High Court Judge Thiago Ribas Filho” in that pop-up form.

    Hopefully someone will forward him the message.

  6. earth8 says:

    Hello, i think ” ceja ” need be a small letter, ok? Try write the e-mail above ( with small letter.

  7. JamesJosephs says:

    I received this e-mail from the Honorable Judge Gilson Dipp:

    I would appreciate a transalation.

    Em atenção à sua manifestação, informamos que a competência do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (art. 103-B da Constituição Federal) é restrita ao âmbito administrativo e financeiro do Poder Judiciário, não podendo assim intervir em conteúdo de decisões judiciais ou inibir o exercício regular da atividade jurisdicional.

  8. says:

    In attention to its manifestation, we inform that the ability of the National Advice of Justice (art. 103-B of the Federal Constitution) is restricted to the administrative and financial scope of the Judiciary Power, thus not being able to intervine in content of sentences or to inhibit the regular exercise of the jurisdictional activity

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