Brazilian Judiciary Takes Stand Against So-called “Judge of Guarantees”

This new figure created by the anti-crime package sanctioned by Bolsonaro has generated clashes in the government,and between magistrates and lawyers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The year 2020 began with the Brazilian Judiciary taking a stand against the Judge of guarantees, a new judicial institution, similar to an examining magistrate, recently incorporated into Brazil's criminal procedure law, whose aim is to ensure that all criminal investigations conducted before trial comply fully with constitutional safeguards of the rights of those being investigated.

After a number of court actions that challenged the law's constitutionality, as well as . . .

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