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Pierpaolo Cruz Bottini has been a partner at Bottini & Tamasauskas Advogados since 1998, specialising in the criminal and administrative areas, and is a professor of criminal law of the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Forensic Medicine of the Universidade de São Paulo. He has a master’s degree in criminal law from the Universidade de São Paulo and a PhD in criminal law from the University of São Paulo.
He was director of the Department of Modernisation of the Judiciary Power in the Ministry of Justice from 2003 to 2005, Secretary of Judiciary Reform for the Ministry of Justice 2005 to 2007 and is a full member of the National Council of Criminal and Penitentiary Policy in the Ministry of Justice.
He is also a director of the Department of Economic Criminal Law of the Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais, a board member of the International Association of Criminal Law, Section Brazil, a member of the Commission of Guarantee of the Rights of Defence, linked to the Federal Council of the Order of the Attorneys of Brazil, and a juror of the Innovare Award.