Brazil’s Lower House Passes Anti-crime Package; Bill Now Goes to Senate

The Bill introduces changes in legislation and criminal procedure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The full Chamber of Deputies approved, on Wednesday, December 4th, the anti-crime package bill (PL 10372/18).

The basic text was passed by 408 votes in favor, nine against, and two abstentions and, subsequently, deputies rejected an amendment proposed by the Novo ("New") party, which called for the removal of the role of the guarantor judge, a judge in charge of monitoring the lawfulness of criminal investigations and who will not judge the substance of the allegations . . .

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