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Opinion: How (and Why) the Presumption of Innocence Became Controversial in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The presumption of innocence is one of democracy’s fundamental components — no country without it can rightly call itself a democracy. Yet, the question has vexed courts the world around, including most recently Brazil, where it may yet cause an institutional crisis.

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