This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2017
Codes and laws. Vernacular.
- Camara dos Deputados (Chamber of Deputies)
Includes jurisprudence, legislation and legal news. Vernacular.
Contains machine-produced English translations of the legislation of Brazil. Warning: Machine-based translations should not be relied upon in important documents and writings.
The best portal to access Brazilian legislation, cases and legislative news.
Includes many links to outside sites about Brazilian law.
- LexML Brasil
The Brazilian Legal and Legislative Information Portal provides immediate access to several sources of Brazilian legislative and juridical information.
- Ministerio Publico do Estado
Codes and jurisprudence
- Presidência da República Federativa do Brasil
Brazilian Executive branch. Links to federal Brazilian legislation.
Current legislation. Has a built-in thesaurus (WEBTHES) to help find equivalents to legal terms and concepts
- Supremo Tribunal Federal
Contains codes, the Official Gazette, a large case law database and a growing collection of secondary materials.
Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning with KHD.