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Making Law MatterEnvironmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil$
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Lesley K. McAllister

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758239

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.001.0001

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Confronting Impunity

Confronting Impunity

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Making Law Matter
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This chapter analyzes the communicative impact of Brazilian prosecutorial enforcement. The first part sets forth the civil and criminal enforcement powers held by Brazilian prosecutors. The second part describes their use in the states of São Paulo and Pará. The final part of the chapter examines differences in political independence among prosecutorial institutions in São Paulo and Pará to help explain the variations in their environmental enforcement activities.

Keywords:   Brazilian prosecutors, environmental law, prosecutorial enforcement, São Paulo, Pará, political independence

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