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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Air Force Authorized to Destroy Hostile Aircraft (June 23, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
A Decree published on June 12, 2014, gives the commander of the Brazilian Air Force the ...
Topic: Armed forces; Aviation and airports; National security
No Violent Fans for the World Cup (June 23, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that ...
Topic: Border security; Immigration; Sports and recreation
Blacks Will Have 20% of Available Executive Branch Positions (June 18, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
According to article 1 of Law No. 12,990, sanctioned by Brazilian President Dilma Roussef on June ...
Topic: Minority employment; Officials and employees
New Law Punishes Parents for Spanking Children and Adolescents (June 17, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
On June 4, 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved a draft law that would punish families ...
Topic: Child abuse; Child welfare
People with HIV/AIDS Protected Against Discrimination (June 09, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de ...
Topic: Discrimination; HIV/AIDS
Constitutional Amendment Approved (June 09, 2014) by Eduardo Soares
On May 27, 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved a proposal for a constitutional amendment that ...
Topic: Constitution; Drug trafficking; Labor
Last updated: May 12, 2015