Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Fabio Kerche - A New Political Actor: Brazil's Prosecutor's Office and Political Crises

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Brazil has been facing a profound political crisis since President Dilma Rousseff began her second term. New political actors are key in this process. One of them is the Brazilian Prosecutor’s Office. The combination of independence, discretion and tools for action which were provided by the 1988 Constitution has created a unique model in comparison, and it has allowed prosecutors to become more than a mere institution handling criminal cases. The lecture will present this institutional model.