27 Indiana J. Global Legal Studies 1 (2020)
This essay discusses the impact of public defenders' offices in
promoting equality through the enforcement of the right to access to
justice in Brazil. To achieve this goal, this note is divided into two parts.
Part I presents the Brazilian public defenders' offices, their history,
institutional design, rights, and prerogatives. Part II discusses the role
played by public defenders in the enforcement of the right to access to
justice in Brazil, as well as the relations established between public
defenders and courts. The Conclusion attempts to assess the
sustainability of the Brazilian model, in order to determine if there is
any reason to believe that public defenders' offices will be able to
guarantee the right to access to justice to all Brazilian citizens in need
of free legal services.
dos Santos Cunha, Alexandre
"Public Defenders' Offices In Brazil: Access To Justice, Courts, And Public Defenders,"
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies: Vol. 27
, Article 10.
Available at: https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ijgls/vol27/iss1/10
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