Pedro Abramovay takes on the Brazilian National Secretariat of Justice

Foto: Isaac Amorim/ACS/MJ6 July 2010 - The lawyer Pedro Abramovay, 30, is the new National Secretary of Justice of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. Born in Sao Paulo, Abramovay graduated in law in the University of Sao Paulo (USP), and has a Master in Constitutional Law in the University of Brasília (UnB). The appointment was published on Tuesday (6) in the Brazilian Official Diary.

He takes on the office after a long passage in various posts in the Ministry of Justice. He was a special advisor to the former Minister Marcio Thomaz Bastos (2003-2007) and Secretary for Legislative Affairs from 2007 to 2010. Peter Abramovay was minister in charge in two opportunities during the administration of former Minister Tarso Genro.

He was recently appointed by the Brazilian government as a candidate to be the next executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria.

Source: Brazilian Ministry of Justice

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