Anticorruption in Brazil: From Transnational Legal Order to Disorder.

Sanchez-Badin, M., & Sanchez-Badin, A. (2019). Anticorruption in Brazil: From Transnational Legal Order to Disorder. AJIL Unbound, 113, 326-330. doi:10.1017/aju.2019.58

5 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2021

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Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP

Arthur Sanchez-Badin

Independent

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

While the United States has had almost fifty years of experience with anticorruption law involving transnational enforcement, Brazilian anticorruption enforcement has not yet celebrated its first decade. In the notorious Car Wash case, however, Brazil is wrestling with the largest anticorruption investigation ever. The Car Wash case has resulted in numerous claims brought by a host of domestic agencies and foreign governments, many of which lack experience in anticorruption law. This essay argues that the Car Wash case reveals the weaknesses of the transnational anticorruption legal apparatus in Brazil. At both the national and transnational levels, the lack of coordination and the existence of competition among different levels of authority have undermined the main pillar of the regime: the collaboration agreements and the corresponding protection granted to whistleblowers. The Car Wash case illustrates how the current transnational anticorruption legal regime fails to promote order over disorder.

Keywords: Anticorruption, Brazil

JEL Classification: Law and Economics

Suggested Citation

Sanchez Badin, Michelle Ratton and Sanchez-Badin, Arthur, Anticorruption in Brazil: From Transnational Legal Order to Disorder. (2019). Sanchez-Badin, M., & Sanchez-Badin, A. (2019). Anticorruption in Brazil: From Transnational Legal Order to Disorder. AJIL Unbound, 113, 326-330. doi:10.1017/aju.2019.58 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3871964

Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Contact Author)

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP ( email )

R. Rocha, 233, Bela Vista
São Paulo, 01330-000
Brazil

Arthur Sanchez-Badin

Independent

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