Rio Times Opinion

Opinion: How the Presumption of Innocence Could Cause a Brazilian Constitutional Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The landmark decision, on November 7th, by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), holding by a slim 6 – 5 margin that persons convicted of crimes cannot be forced to serve their sentences until all their appeals have been exhausted, has caused a political uproar.

More importantly, it is about to create a serious institutional and constitutional crisis in Brazil.

Brazil’s 1988 Federal Constitution, Article V, guarantees to all citizens and resident…


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