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The provisional measure that transferred demarcation of indigenous lands to Ministry of Agriculture is suspended

Justice Roberto Barroso of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) granted an injunction in the Direct Actions for the Declaration of Unconstitutionality (ADIs) 6172, 6173 and 6174 to suspend the Provisional Measure (MP) 886/2019 that transferred the competency to demarcate indigenous lands to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Mapa). In his decision, the Justice stressed that the reissue of rule rejected by the National Congress in the same legislative session violates the Constitution of the Republic and the principle of separation of powers.

The decision of the rapporteur shall be submitted to a referendum of the Plenary.

CF / AD - AV/FB/GL

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