Brazil's Lava Jato Scandal

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106
Feb 06
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106

Brazil's criminal procedure model was designed in the early 1940s using an inquisitorial framework and remained largely unchanged for decades. At the beginning of the 21st century, as organized crime started to increase, Brazil adopted many characteristics of the United States' accusatory system, such as the use of cooperation agreements and non-prosecution agreements. These tools were instrumental in the "Lava Jato" case, which exposed a massive scheme involving the state-owned oil company Petrobras that ensnared many high-ranking officials, including the current President, Michel Temer.

Join Professor Thiago Bottino, Professor Daniel Richman, CLS Brazil, and the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity for a three-session discussion of the evolution of the Brazilian justice system, the United States' influence on reforms, and the facts and importance of the "Lava Jato" case.

Contact Info: 
Rachel Pollan, [email protected]

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