Transitional Justice: The Role of the Judiciary and the Rupture of Democracy in Brazil in 2016
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
3651 Atchley Way, Stockton, CA 95211
Jose Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho, Associate Professor of Faculty of Law and Post-Graduate Program of Criminal Sciences, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul—PUCRS
Brazil's late 20th century experience with civilian-military dictatorships differs from other Latin American countries in two ways. Its amnesty law was enacted with an authoritarian regime in power, and it promoted a process of ‘judicialization’ of political repression. Both had enormous influence on Brazil’s democratic regime since 1988, and will affect the coup d’état process that began in 2016. Professor Moreira will analyze the developments of 2016 in the context of Brazil’s late 20th century experience.