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Understand the Legal System in Brazil

Learn about the evolution of Brazil’s legal system, the most recent constitution, the influence of the military, and how the changes have impacted society.

Brazil's legal system might have its origins in Roman law, but it has unquestionably evolved over time. In fact, several constitutions have been introduced over the years. Learn more about this evolution, the most recent constitution, and the impact on the local legal system and Brazilian society. Understand the key bodies in the Brazilian legal system and the role of each. You’ll also gain insight into the traditional role of the military and its evolving influence on the legal system and democracy.