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New Decree Regulates Copyrights (July 01, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On June 22, 2015, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Decree No. 8,469 on the collective management ...

Topic: Copyright; Intellectual property
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Senate Passes New Law Regulating Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (June 17, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The Brazilian Federal Senate on June 10, 2015, approved a new law that establishes a legal ...

Topic: Discrimination
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Federal Supreme Court Authorizes Unauthorized Biographies (June 17, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On June 10, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court unanimously decided that it is unconstitutional to ...

Topic: Civil code; Freedom of the press
Jurisdiction: Brazil

National Council of Justice Sets Quota for Blacks (June 15, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The Brazilian National Council of Justice issued a resolution on June 9, 2015, that establishes that ...

Topic: Civil rights and liberties; Judiciary; Legislative powers; Minority rights; Racial and ethnic relations
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Mediation Law Approved by Federal Senate (June 05, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The Brazilian Federal Senate on June 2, 2015, approved a new law that regulates judicial and ...

Topic: Alternative dispute resolution; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Rules for Unemployment Benefits and Bonus Salary Approved by Federal Senate (June 02, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On May 26, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved a provisional measure that amends existing law ...

Topic: Labor; Unemployment benefits; Wages and hours
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Constitutional Amendment Passed Increasing Justices (May 12, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On May 6, 2015, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a constitutional amendment that increases the ...

Topic: Constitution; Judges; Judiciary; Supreme court
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Arbitration Law Approved (May 12, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The Brazilian Federal Senate approved a proposal on May 5, 2015 (Projeto de Lei do ...

Topic: Alternative dispute resolution
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Resolutions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (March 20, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 12, 2015, two resolutions issued by Brazil's National Council of Anti-Discrimination and Promotion of ...

Topic: LGBT rights
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Law Regulates Professional Drivers (March 12, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

In an effort to diffuse a strike of professional truck drivers that partially paralyzed the movement ...

Topic: Motor carriers; Wages and hours
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Killing A Woman Due to Gender Now Classed as a Heinous Crime (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

The killing of a woman due to her gender is now a qualifying circumstance that makes ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Alimony Now Permitted for Gay Couples (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 3, 2015, the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, STJ) unanimously ...

Topic: Civil law; Civil rights and liberties; Families ; Judiciary; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Program Will Reduce Red-Tape in Opening or Closing a Company (March 02, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On February 26, 2015, the federal government launched a program (Programa Bem Mais Simples Brasil) to ...

Topic: Bankruptcy; Corporations
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Law Criminalizes Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to Minors (February 27, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On February 24, 2015, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a new law that amends the ...

Topic: Alcoholic beverages
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Lay Judges, a Quick Solution to Less Complex Disputes (February 25, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

Recently tribunals throughout Brazil have been enacting specific normative acts to regulate the activities of lay ...

Topic: Judges; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Superior Electoral Tribunal Issues Resolution Regulating Banking Secrecy of Political Parties (January 06, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

A resolution issued by the Superior Electoral Tribunal of Brazil in December 2014 put an end ...

Topic: Campaign finance; Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Brazil

New Code of Civil Procedure Approved by Federal Senate (December 19, 2014) by Eduardo Soares

On December 17, 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved a new Code of Civil Procedure that ...

Topic: Civil procedure
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Civil Code Amendment Changes Joint Custody Rules (December 04, 2014) by Eduardo Soares

On November 26, 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved an amendment to articles 1,583, 1,584, 1,585 ...

Topic: Child custody; Civil code; Divorce; Families
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Schools Required to Show Films Produced in the Country (July 03, 2014) by Eduardo Soares

A Law published on June 27, 2014, makes it mandatory for public and private schools to ...

Topic: Education; Television and Film
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Penal Code Amended (July 03, 2014) by Eduardo Soares

On June 27, 2014, Brazil published Law No. 13,008, which increases the punishment for smuggling. ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Criminal code; Smuggling
Jurisdiction: Brazil

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Last updated: July 01, 2015