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A man holds a sign with a message that reads in Portuguese: "Black lives and LGBTs matter. Marielle present" as people gather in front of City Hall to pay their respects to slain council member Marielle Franco and her driver who were both gunned down the night before by two unidentified attackers, in Rio ...
The targeted assassination of Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old human rights defender and city councilor known for denouncing police abuses and extrajudicial executions, is a sickening development that must be fully investigated, said Amnesty International today. Marielle was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro's ...

“Marielle was an outspoken and courageous advocate for victims of police abuse and a tireless defender of the rights of women and Afro-Brazilians,” said Maria Laura Canineu, Brazil director at Human Rights Watch. “Brazilian authorities need to respond decisively by identifying those responsible for the ...
Brazil's Supreme Court ruled that the government can no longer require transgender people who want their name and gender marker on identification documents changed to undergo medical procedures or subject their decisions to judicial review. Last week's decision is a major shift that reflects increasing ...
Sikkink also points the contribution of Bertha Lutz, the Brazilian biologist and lawyer responsible for the UN Charter including an article which specifically guarantees rights to women. Alejandro ... During the same period, Brazil proposed the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Although ...

At the current snail's pace, Brazilian women with formal jobs will receive the same wages as men only in 2083 -- that is, girls born today will work for equal pay around the time they turn 65. The World Economic Forum ranks Brazil 119 in a list of countries for wage equality for similar work, based on a yearly ...
Human Rights Council requests International Commission of Inquiry on Syria to urgently conduct inquiry into the recent events in Eastern Ghouta ... Speaking in an explanation of the vote before the vote were Venezuela, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, United States, Belgium, Pakistan, Egypt, Peru, Iraq, Tunisia, ...

The Brazilian Supreme court ruled that people accused of non-violent crimes are allowed to await trial under house arrest, rather than in detention centers. The decision applies to pregnant women, mothers of children up to 12 years of age and people with disabilities. The decision was supported by the ...
Argentinian activist, author and Noble Peace Prize recipient Adolfo Perez Esquivel is nominating former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva for ... During the interview in Sao Paulo with journalists, lawyers and human rights advocates, Ezquivel lamented what he described as a "monoculture of ...
To really turn things around, Brazil's Supreme Court will need to revise the country's drug policies and fix its appalling prison system. Brazil has the world's third-largest prison population, about a third of which is languishing in pre-trial detention. Complicating matters, a majority of the country's prisons are, ...
The ruling throws light on Brazil's overuse of pretrial detention, in violation of human rights law leading to what the Inter American Commission on Human Rights has called a “chronic problem” of “arbitrary and illegal application of pretrial detention” in the region. But the Supreme Court's decision also ...
Temer's decision will put the military in near-total control of security in Rio through the end of the year, marking the first time a Brazilian president has ... “Rio de Janeiro state has already experienced actions of the Army, none of which have reduced homicides and aggravated human rights violations.
Brazilian media has been critical of some of the measures taken by the soldiers, such as photographing residents and searching their belongings. "It seems a case of discrimination, which ignores the presumption of innocence," columnist Vinicius Torres Freire wrote in Folha de S. Paulo. Human rights ...
A suspect remains handcuffed after being arrested by Brazilian soldiers, during a joint operation at the Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela in Rio de ... But Human Rights Watch says the army is stonewalling an investigation into the Salgueiro massacre, whose death toll rose to eight after a victim died in ...


 

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