Brazilian House of Representatives discusses new anti-corruption package
The Coordinator of the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), professor Michael Freitas Mohallem, discussed the “New Measures Against Corruption” at the invitation of the Financial Oversight and Control Committee of the Brazilian House of Representatives. The project, developed in partnership with Transparency International, gathers 70 anti-corruption measures in Brazil, developed in collaboration with 200 experts from various sectors, including lawyers, prosecutors, judges, public servants, professors and public prosecutors. The topic was discusses by the representatives on August 8.
The hearing also brought together representatives of civil society involved in anti-corruption initiatives, such as Movimento de Combate à Corrupção Eleitoral (MCCE), Observatório Social do Brasil (OSB), Instituto Cidade Democrática, and Instituto Ethos. During the event, Mohallem stressed that the proposals, despite being developed outside Parliament, recognize the importance of National Congress and are based on discussions and bills developed in recent years, while also introducing new perspectives and content for a renewed agenda of anti-corruption legislative reforms.
Based on the compilation of national and international best practices and collaboration among several sectors of Brazilian society, the document brought together proposals for legislative, administrative and institutional reforms, with the goal of fostering public debate focused on the systemic roots of corruption, as well as offering permanent and long-term resolutions. The initiative arises as an alternative to what was presented by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office as the “Ten Anti-Corruption Measures”.
The initiative includes draft bills, constitutional amendment bills, draft resolutions and other rules to control corruption, available on the FGV Digital Library website.
Photo: Divulgation: Cleia Viana, Câmara dos Deputados.