• Allan Rocha de Souza Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) UFRRJ/ITR Law School
  • Alexandre de Serpa Pinto Fairbanks UFRRJ/ITR Law School


Abstract: This paper willpresent the ratification process of the Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil, its place within the legal system and the likely effects on copyright limitations. We structure the paper in two parts. First we show how the Brazilian Constitution governs the reception of human rights international treaties and conventions and expose their effects throughout the system. We follow by the presentation of the Marrakesh Treaty’s ratification process in Brazil, concentrating on the justifications and results of the legislative procedures. Finally, we consider the likely and possible effects on public policy, legal change and the judicial interpretation of the limitations. We choose to use primary official sources to present the questions for analyses. Our method of choice is inductive, since we extensively use legislative records to elaborate on the political processes and legal rationales behind it.


Author Biographies

Allan Rocha de Souza, Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) UFRRJ/ITR Law School
Professor and Researcher on Copyright and Cultural Policy at Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) and on Civil law and Intellectual Property at UFRRJ/ITR Law School . Researcher of the Proprietas Institute for Science and Technology.Author of the books “The Social Function of Copyright” and “Cultural Rights in Brazil”. CV Lattes: e-mail:
Alexandre de Serpa Pinto Fairbanks, UFRRJ/ITR Law School
Law School Student and Junior Researcher on Fundamental Rights and Private Relations at UFRRJ/ITR Law School.CV Lattes: e-mail:
How to Cite
DE SOUZA, Allan Rocha; FAIRBANKS, Alexandre de Serpa Pinto. THE MARRAKESH TREATY RATIFICATION IN BRAZIL: IMMEDIATE EFFECTS. PANORAMA OF BRAZILIAN LAW, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 5-6, p. 328-346, may 2017. ISSN 2318-1516. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017.