Law 7716/89 - Law Caó

Law No. 7,716, of January 5, 1989

Law 7.716 / 1989 (Cao Lei)

In effect 20 years ago, Law 7,719 / 1989, known as Lei Cao, classifies racism as non-bailable crime, punishable by imprisonment of up to five years and fine. However, the penalty is still little used. Most convictions home to the payment of damages and fines.

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Senate

Information Secretariat

This text does not substitute the original published in the Official Gazette.

Law No. 7716, OF 5 JANUARY 1989

Defines crimes resulting from race or color prejudice.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, I know that the National Congress decrees and I sanction the following Law:

Art. 1 will be punished in accordance with this Law, the crimes resulting from prejudice based on race or color.

Art. 2nd (vetoed).

Art. 3. Prevent or hinder anyone's access, duly qualified, any office of the direct administration or indirect, as well as utilities.

Penalty: imprisonment for two to five years.

Art. 4 To deny or hinder job in a private company.

Penalty: imprisonment for two to five years.

Art. 5 Refusing or prevent access to premises, refusing to serve, serve or receive customer or buyer.

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 6 Deny, deny or prevent enrollment or student ticket in establishing public or private schools of any degree.

Penalty: imprisonment for three to five years.

Sole paragraph. If the crime is committed against under eighteen years penalty is increased by one third (1/3).

Art. 7 Prevent access or refusing hotel accommodation, B & B, inn, or similar establishment.

Penalty: imprisonment for three to five years.

Art. 8. Prevent access or refuse service at restaurants, bars, cafeterias, or similar places open to the public.

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 9. Prevent access or refuse service at sporting venues, amusement houses, or social clubs open to the public.

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 10. Prevent access or refuse service in hairdressing salons, barber shops, spas or massage parlors or establishment with the same purposes.

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 11. Prevent access to social contributions in public buildings or residential and elevators or stairs to access them:

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 12. Prevent access or use of public transport such as airplanes, boats ships, boats, buses, trains, subway or any other means of transport allowed.

Penalty: imprisonment of one to three years.

Art. 13. Prevent or hinder access to someone service in any branch of the military.

Penalty: imprisonment for two to four years.

Art. 14. Prevent or hinder by any means or form, marriage or family and social life.

Penalty: imprisonment for two to four years.

Art. 15. (vetoed).

Art. 16. It is effect of condemnation loss of office or civil service, to civil servants and the suspension of the operation of the particular establishment for a period not exceeding three months.

Art. 17. (vetoed)

Art. 18. The effects of that in arts. 16:17 this Law are not automatic and must be for cause stated in the sentence.

Art. 19. (vetoed).

Art. 20. This Law shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Art. 21. Revokes the context otherwise requires.

Brasilia, January 5, 1989; 168 Independence and 101 of the Republic.

JOSÉ SARNEY
Paulo Brossard

Source: Law No. 7716


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