UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME

Does Brazil’s World Cup Law violate its constitution?

Published 28 October 2013 | Authored by: Poonam Majithia

On 17 June 2013, amidst mass protests on the streets of Brazil, the Brazilian public prosecutor, Roberto Gurgel, filed a complaint to the Brazilian Supreme Court alleging that parts of the Lei Geral da Copa (Law 12.663/2012), the "World Cup Law", violated Brazil's constitution. The complaint was filed after Gurgel reviewed a pre-commissioned report conducted by a task force which had been monitoring the implementation of the Law and the public spending associated with it.


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About the Author

Poonam Majithia

Poonam Majithia

Poonam is a trainee solicitor in the intellectual property team at CMS Cameron McKenna. As part of her training contract, she spent six months on secondment to the firm's Rio de Janeiro office in Brazil. Prior to joining CMS, Poonam worked at Amazon, eBay and The Economist where she gained experience in various aspects of media and digital media law, intellectual property, technology, and commercial contracts.

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