ADPF 187

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CourtSupreme Court of Brazil
DecidedJune 15, 2011
Citation(s)Supreme Court of Brazil permitted the protests in favor of decriminalization of drugs in the country
Court membership
Judge(s) sittingChief Justice

Antonio Cezar Peluso

Rapporteur Justice

José Celso de Mello Filho

Associate Justices

Carlos Ayres Britto, Carmen Lúcia Antunes Rocha, Enrique Ricardo Lewandowski, Ellen Gracie Northfleet, Luiz Fux, Marco Aurélio Mello

ADPF 187 (June 15, 2011), is a landmark Brazil Supreme Court case. The rapporteur Celso de Mello voted in favor of protests of decriminalization of drugs.[1][2]


After of the decision of the Supreme Court, the people will not be penalized:[3]

  • People can to protest in favor of decriminalization of drugs.

High Court decision

Supreme Court of Brazil.

Judiciary representation

Supreme Court members Ministers Yes No
Antonio Cezar Peluso 1 1
Carlos Ayres Britto 1 1
Carmen Lúcia Antunes Rocha 1 1
Ellen Gracie Northfleet 1 1
José Celso de Mello Filho 1 1
Marco Aurélio Mello 1 1
Enrique Ricardo Lewandowski 1 1
Luiz Fux 1 1
Total 08 08 0

Legislative representation

Attorney General of Brazil Prosecutor Yes No
Roberto Gurgel 1 1
Total 1 1 0

Executive representation

Solicitor-General of Brazil Solicitor General Yes No
Luís Inácio Adams 1 1
Total 1 1 0

Amici curiae

Amici curiae (Support for ADPF 187) (02)
Associação Brasileira de Estudos Sociais de Psicoativos – ABESUP Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais – IBCCRIM

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