Justice Benjamin of the High Court of Brazil is a former senior Assistant Attorney General of the State of São Paulo in Brazil, where he was the head of both the consumer and environmental protection divisions. Justice Benjamin is the founder of the Brazilian Consumer Law and Policy Institute and the Law for a Green Planet Institute. He was a member of the legal expert committee that drafted Brazilian statutes including the Crimes against the Environment Act. Justice Benjamin also served as a member of the UN Secretary General Legal Experts Group on Crimes Against the Environment and on the Brazilian Environmental Council (CONAMA). He is the current Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.