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ADPF 187
CourtSupreme Federal Court
Full case nameADPF 187 (Prosecutor General v. President of the Republic)
DecidedJune 15, 2011 (2011-06-15)
CitationSupreme Court of Brazil permitted the protests in favor of decriminalization of drugs in the country
Court membership
Judges sittingPresident

Cezar Peluso


Case opinions
Decision byMello
ConcurrencePeluzo, Britto, Lúcia, Lewandowski, Gracie, Fux and Mello

ADPF 187 (June 15, 2011), is a landmark Brazil Supreme Court case. The rapporteur Celso de Mello voted in favor of protests of decriminalization of drugs.[1][2]


After of the decision of the Supreme Court, the people will not be penalized:[3]

  • People can to protest in favor of decriminalization of drugs.

High Court decision

Supreme Court of Brazil

Judiciary representation

Supreme Court members Ministers Yes No
Cezar Peluso 1 1
Ayres Britto 1 1
Cármen Lúcia 1 1
Ellen Gracie 1 1
Celso de Melo 1 1
Marco Aurélio Mello 1 1
Ricardo Lewandowski 1 1
Luiz Fux 1 1
Total 08 08 0

Legislative representation

Prosecutor General of the Republic Prosecutor Yes No
Roberto Gurgel 1 1
Total 1 1 0

Executive representation

Attorney General of the Union Attorney General Yes No
Luís Inácio Adams 1 1
Total 1 1 0

Amici curiae

Amici curiae (Support for ADPF 187) (02)
Associação Brasileira de Estudos Sociais de Psicoativos – ABESUP Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais – IBCCRIM

See also