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Brazil*

Introduction to the Legal System


Description

Fundamental Texts


Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters


General

  • Mutual Legal Assistance System  ENG   POR 

Procedural model documents

  • Brazil has not adopted a rigid form which must be followed by the competent foreign authorities which submit a request for Mutual Legal Assistance. However, internationally recognized standards for this type of request must be observed.

Legislation

  • Law no. 9.613 of 03/03/98 Pertains to the Crimes of Laundering or Concealment of Assets, Rights, and Valuables    ENG   POR   ESP 

Case Law

Other documents of interest

Extradition


General

Procedural model documents

Legislation

Case Law

Other documents of interest

Bilateral Treaties


Argentina

  • Agreement on Serving Letters Rogatory, Decree no. 7,871, 11-03-1880   ESP   assistance   Source : Argentina   POR 
  • Convention on Free Legal Assistance, Decree no. 62,978, 07-11-1968   ESP   assistance   Source : Argentina   POR 
  • Protocol on Letters Rogatory, Decree no. 40,998, 02-22-1957   ESP   assistance   Source : Argentina   POR 
  • Agreement on Trafficking in Narcotics, Decree no. 1,705, 11-17-1995   ESP   assistance   Source : Argentina   POR 
  • Extradition Treaty, Decree no. 62,979, 07-11-1968   ESP   Extradition   Source : Argentina   POR 
  • Agreement on the Transfer of Convicts, Decree no. 3,875, 07-23-2002   POR 

Bolivia

  • Agreement on Serving Letters Rogatory, Decree no. 7,857, 10-15-1880   POR   assistance 
  • Extradition Treaty, Decree no. 9,920, 07-08-1942   POR   Extradition 
  • Agreement on Cooperation to Prevent the Illicit Use of Precursors and Essential Chemical Substances used for the Illicit Production of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Decree nº 5,048, 04-14-2004  POR   assistance 

Chile

  • Agreement on Cooperation to Reduce the Demand, Prevent the Illegal Use and Combat the Production and Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Decree nº 604, 07-14-1992   POR    ESP   assistance 
  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 1,888, 08-17-1937   ESP   Extradition   Source : Chile  POR 
  • Agreement on Serving Letters Rogatory, 02-10-1970   POR   assistance 
  • Treaty on the Transfer of Convicts, Decree no. 3,002, 03-26-1999   POR 

Colombia

  • Agreement on Legal Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, Decree nº  3,895, 08-23-2001    POR   ESP   assistance 
  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 6,330, 09-25-1940   POR   Extradition 
  • Agreement on Cooperation to Prevent the Illicit Use of Precursors and Essential Chemical Substances  used for the Illicit Production of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Decree nº 3,206, 10-13-1999   POR   assistance 
  • Agreement by Exchange of Notes for the Constitution of a Bilateral Work Group to Suppress Criminality and Terrorism, 06-26-2003   POR   assistance 

Dominican Republic

  • Extradition treatry between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Dominican Republic, Decree No. 6738, 12/01/2009. POR   Extradição 

Ecuador

  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 2,950, 08-08-1938   ESP   Extradition   Source : Ecuador   POR 

Mexico

  • Extradition treaty and Additional Protocol, Decree nº 2,535, 03-22-1938    POR   Extradition 
  • Agreement on the Exemption from Consular Legalization, 07-11-1972   POR 
  • Agreement on Cooperation for the Combat to Drug Trafficking and Chemical Dependency, Decree nº 2,466, 01-19-1998  POR   assistance 

Paraguay

  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 16,925, 05-27-1925    POR   Extradition 
  • Treaty on the Transfer of Convicts and Minors under Special Treatment, Decree nº 4,443, 10-28-2002   POR 
  • Agreement on Cooperation to Combat the Traffic of  Aircrafts involved in illicit transnational activities, Decree nº 4,240, 05-21-2002   POR   assistance 
  • Acordo para Restituição de Veículos Automotores Roubados ou Furtados, Decreto Nº 2.131, 20-01-1997  POR 

Peru

  • Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Peru, Decree nº 3,988, 10-29-2001   POR   assistance 
  • Agreement on Reciprocal Serving Letters Rogatory, 09-29-1879   POR   assistance 
  • Agreement, extending the former agreement done on September 29th 1879, on the reciprocal execution of Letters Rogatory, 05-17-1893   POR   assistance 
  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 15,506, 05-31-1922   POR   Extradition 
  • Mutual Assistance Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Trafficking of Addictive Drugs, Decree nº 83,142, 02-06-1979   POR   assistance 
  • Agreement on Cooperation to Prevent Consumption, Rehabilitation, Production Control and the Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Related Offenses, Decree nº 4.437, 10-24-2002   POR   assistance 

United States

  • Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America, Decree nº 3.810, 05-02-2001   POR    ENG   assistance 
  • Extradition Treaty and Additional Protocol Between the United States of America and Brazil, Decree nº 55.750, 02-11-1965   ENG   Extradition   Source : United States   POR 
  • Amendment for the Exemption from Consular Legalization in relation to the Execution of Letters Rogatory, 04-22-1969   POR   assistance 
  • Mutual Cooperation Agreement for Reducing Demand, Preventing Illicit Use and Combating Illicit Production and Trafficking of Drugs, Decree nº 2.242, 06-02-1997   POR   assistance 

Uruguay

  • Protocol Relating to the Execution of Letters Rogatory, Amendment to the Article 4th of the Agreement dated February 14th 1879, Decree nº 9,169, 11-30-1911   POR   assistance 
  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 13,414, 01-15-1919 and Additional Protocol, Decree nº 17,572, 11-30-1926   POR   Extradition 
  • Agreement on Cooperation for Reducing Demand, Preventing Illicit Use and Combating Production and the Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors and immediate Chemical Products, Decree nº 1,615, 08-31-1995   POR   assistance 

Venezuela

  • Extradition treaty, Decree nº 5,362, 03-12-1940   POR   Extradition 
  • Agreement on Prevention, Control, Suppression and Repression of the Illicit Use and Trafficking of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Decree nº 99,758, 12-03-1990   POR   assistance 

Multilateral Instruments


last updated: March 14, 2011