Brazil Proceeds with Ratification of Vienna Drug Convention

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Saturday, June 1, 1991
On June 12, the Brazilian Senate approved the 1988 Vienna Anti-Narcotics Convention.  On May 23, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies passed the Convention. The remaining step is for the Executive Branch to declare its entry into force in Brazil. Under Brazilian law, a treaty is not considered ratified or national law until the Executive promulgates a Presidential decree announcing that the treaty has entered into force. The Executive Branch has been trying to complete the Vienna Convention's ratification prior to president Collor's June 18-19 visit.