Raquel Dodge became first woman General Prosecutor of Brazil

Sep 19, 2017 16:07 IST
Raquel Dodge

Raquel Dodge on 18 September 2017 was appointed the first woman General Prosecutor of Brazil. She took over the position, replacing Rodrigo Janot, who held the position for four years.

Raquel Dodge was sworn in as the new prosecutor general in the presence of President Michel Temer and Supreme Court President Carmen Lucia.

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Who is Raquel Dodge?

Born on 26 July 1961, Raquel Dodge previously served as a sub-prosecutor general of the Republic and served on the 3rd Chamber of Coordination and Revision.

She also served on the Superior Council of the Public Prosecutor's Office and was coordinator of the Criminal Chamber of the Public Prosecutor's Office.

She holds a bachelors degree in law from the University of Brasília and a masters in law from the University of Harvard.

She joined the public prosecutor's office in 1987.

On 28 June 2017, she was appointed by president Michel Temer to substitute the Prosecutor General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, even being in second place in the triple list sent by the National Association of Prosecutor of the Republic to the Presidency of the Republic, which is not constitutionally or legally obligated to nominate any one of the appointed ones.

On 12 July 2017, her appointment was approved by the Senate with 74 votes for and 1 against the nomination.

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