Publications

The Lawfare Journal

The Institute issues a weekly magazine called The Lawfare Journal published by Editora Contracorrente, which is distributed worldwide. To contact the magazine’s Editorial Board, send a message to:  thelawfarejournal@lawfareinstitute.com

The members of the Institute hold an extremely important collection of works concerning lawfare. Here are some of these works:

Lawfare: The Law as a political weapon

Cristiano Zanin Martins, Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, and Rafael Valim

Editoria Contracorrente (in the press).

The Case of Lula – The fight for the affirmation of fundamental rights in Brazil 

Cristiano Zanin Martins, Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, and Rafael Valim

Editorial Astrea, 2017.

The in-depth articles composing this work, which written by great Brazilian jurists, disclose an appalling scenario of human rights violations and the collapse of the Rule of Law, in which, emblematically, former President Lula appears as a victim of a true judicial hunt.

El caso Lula: la lucha por la afirmación de los derechos fundamentales en Brasil 

Cristiano Zanin Martins, Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins e Rafael Valim

Contracorrente, 2016.

La corrupción es un flagelo que los países deben combatir porque afecta a todos. En América Latina es un mal endémico y en los gobiernos encuen- tran estructuras enraizadas en algunos poderes medios y altos. Lula es una personalidad especial en Brasil. Sin estudios, de extracción progresista, ha logrado un gran desarrollo en su país y sus políticas han permitido que decenas de millones de brasileños salgan de la pobreza. ¿Dónde está el límite entre lo político o ideológico y la preservación del Estado de derecho? En este libro se busca el justo equilibrio, para evitar abusos. Los juristas que escriben coinciden en que, por sobre cualquier interés personal, deben primar las normas constitucionales.

State of exception: the legal form of neoliberalism 

Rafael Valim

Contracorrente, 2017.

In an original and current essay, the Professor Rafael Valim explains the state of exception theory and, in the light of it, undertakes in a clarifying analysis of Brazil’s present reality. As the Sociologist Jessé Souza states in the work’s prologue, “this is why the reflection Valim brings us is so decisive. Amid the growing economic, political, and legal insecurity the country has been going through lately, the most important and hardest task is to make critical reflection follow the speed of the facts. This is the great merit of this work.”