International event debates Sérgio Moro’s anticrime pack and fight against corruption in Brazil

The “anticrime pack” is the main initiative of the Minister of Justice to fight corruption in the country, and brings several changes to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure.
Law
22 April 2019
International event debates Sérgio Moro’s anticrime pack and fight against corruption in Brazil

The undergraduate studies coordinator of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), professor Thiago Bottino, will participate in the event “New Frontiers in the Fight Against Corruption in Brazil,” to be held on April 25 at Columbia Law School, in the United States. The table also included STF Minister Luis Roberto Barroso and Federal Judge Marcelo Bretas.

Bottino will be speaking about the “anticrime pack,” the main initiative of the Minister of Justice to fight corruption in the country, which brings several changes to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure. Among the topics included in the Project presented to the National Congress by Sérgio Moro, Bottino will address the possibility of developing the “Criminal Agreements,” which are equivalent to the imposition of penalties through agreements between prosecution and defense without the production of evidence before a judge.

A typical instrument of the U.S. system, called “Plea Bargaining,” agreements reduce the cost and processing time of the process. Conversely, they have stimulated overcrowding – the United States is the country with the highest absolute number of prisoners – and the costs of keeping so many prisoners is over $80 billion per year.

The international seminar also featured three professors from Columbia Law School: Federal Judge Jed Rakoff, CNN analyst Jennifer Rodgers (who taught a course at FGV Direito Rio in November 2018), and former Department of Justice Consultant Daniel Richman (who taught a course at FGV Direito Rio in 2015).

“The participation of a professor from FGV Direito Rio in this event reinforces the institutional links between the two law schools and strengthens FGV’s internationalization. Columbia Law School is part of the Ivy League and ranks among the top five law schools in the United States. Since 2014, there has been a constant exchange between our institutions, whether by sending and receiving students and professors or by developing shared dialogues and research.”

Please visit the website for more information about the event.