Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin of Brazil paid courtesy call to His Excellency President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government this morning.Photo:SUPPLIED.


His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau today received Brazilian Judge, Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin at Government House.


Justice Benjamin is the current chair of the Brazil-United States Law Society and International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission of Environment Law (WCEL).


Justice Benjamin was appointed Justice of the National High Court of Brazil in 2006 by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Siliva.


Following this appointment, Justice Benjamin was the  Assistant Attorney General at the State of Sao Paulo where he headed the Environmental Protection Division.


Justice Benjamin also co-drafted several major Brazilian statutes, including the 1990 Consumer Protection Code, the 1992 Anti Corruption Act, the 1994 Competition Act and 1998 Crimes Against the Environment Act.


He holds a Masters of Law from the University of Illinois and later attained his Doctorate of Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.


Justice Benjamin received several awards, honours and other recognition in Brazil and abroad.

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