Attorney General of Brazil

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Attorney General of the Union
Advogado-Geral da União
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Current minister Luis Inácio Adams
(from October 23, 2009)
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The Attorney General[1] or Solicitor General of the Union (Portuguese: Advogado-Geral da União) is a cabinet-level position in the Brazilian government charged with advising the Executive Branch and representing the federal government of Brazil in legal proceedings. The Attorney General's Office (Advocacia-Geral da União, abbreviated AGU) had its prosecutorial duties split off to a new Prosecutor General in 1993. The current Attorney General is Luís Inácio Adams.

The Attorney General is appointed by the President of Brazil and confirmed by the Senate. Under the 1988 constitution, the Attorney General must be at least 35 years old.

List of Solicitor General[edit]

Attorney General Period of service Appointed by
José de Castro Ferreira February 1993—May 1993 President Itamar Franco
Alexandre de Paula Dupeyrat Martins May 1993—June 1993
Tarcísio Carlos de Almeida Cunha June 1993—July 1993
Geraldo Magela da Cruz Quintão July 1993—December 1994
January 1995—January 2000 President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Walter do Carmo Barletta January 2000
Gilmar Ferreira Mendes January 2000—June 2002
José Bonifácio Borges de Andrada June 2002—December 2002
Álvaro Augusto Ribeiro Costa January 2003—March 2007 President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
José Antônio Dias Toffoli March 2007—October 2009
Luis Inácio Lucena Adams October 2009—present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Federative Repubilic of Brazil. "Structure: Attorney General of the Union (AGU)". Accessed 20 September 2013.

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