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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 ...
Fujimori, who was serving 25 years for human rights abuses and corruption, was pardoned on Christmas Eve. This is the fourth time ... The threat of impeachment stemmed from accusations the president had been receiving money from Brazilian firm Odebrecht in exchange for contracts, a claim he denies.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A Latin American human rights court said on Tuesday that countries in the region should legalize same-sex unions, endorsing a growing ... However, that trend is changing and in recent years same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and ...

[JURIST] The Inter-American Court of human rights [official website] on Wednesday issued a unanimous advisory opinion [text, PDF, in Spanish] that ... Currently same-sex marriage is legal [BBC report] in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the US, Uruguay, and certain provinces of Mexico, with ...
On December 27, the powerful Chavista politician Diosdado Cabello announced the detention of Jonatan Diniz, a Brazilian living in Los Angeles who was visiting ... If Brazil and other governments stand by and do nothing, there may be nothing that can stop Venezuela from sliding into dictatorship.
... on human rights and development. Based on details released by the United States Department of Justice, the company paid US$55 million (S$74 million) in bribes to Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras, Sete Brasil and to Partido dos Trabalhadores, the then-governing political party in Brazil.
Gabi is one of thousands of children born with congenital Zika syndrome in Brazil over the last two and a half years. I met Gabi and her family while researching the human rights impacts of the Zika epidemic in northeastern Brazil. At 8-months-old, I was struck by how tiny she was, how lovingly her mother ...
There were 312 human rights defenders killed in 27 countries last year, according to a new report. Two-thirds of those killed were activists working on issues of land, environmental and indigenous peoples' rights, while 80 per cent of killings took place in just four countries - Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the ...
"More than a month later, Brazilian authorities have made no serious effort to investigate these killings," said Maria Laura Canineu, Brazil director at Human Rights Watch. "The authorities need to take immediate steps to show that they are not intent on burying this case." A law approved in October 2017 ...
The Mercosur trade bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and the European Union are expected to conclude trade negotiations and put ... Last year, the European Parliament also passed Resolution 2016/2991(RSP), specifically urging the Brazilian government to enforce human rights for the ...
A Canadian mine industry watchdog is calling on the Brazilian government to suspend the activities of an Ottawa-backed mine in Brazil until it rectifies ... "Kinross strongly denies the allegations of human rights abuses related to its Morro do Ouro operation in Brazil, as described in a report published today," ...
Human Rights Watch documented the consequences of Brazil's restrictions on abortion in a July report on the impact of the Zika outbreak. ... "Brazilian women and girls desperately need greater access to reproductive choice, not to have what little choice there is available to them whittled away further." ...
Endless war, rampant poverty and institutional racism continues. In Latin America, activists promoting human rights are frequently murdered in countries like Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Brazil and Argentina. On the International Day for Human rights, teleSUR takes a look at both victories and struggles in ...
While visiting the prison, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, I saw cell keys in the hands of inmates chosen by prison authorities, while guards only ... Incarcerating more and more people, often in conditions that violate the most basic human rights and where they are at risk of recruitment by gangs, is not a ...
... corrupt practices on human rights and development. Based on details released by the US Department of Justice, KOM paid US$55 million in bribes to Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras, Sete Brasil and to Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), the then-governing political party in Brazil. But it now has ...
I interviewed dozens of women and girls in northeastern Brazil about their reproductive health for a Human Rights Watch report published earlier this year. ... Brazilian authorities should take urgent steps to decriminalize abortion and protect women's rights to make deeply personal decisions about their ...
After a ruling by a Brazilian federal judge in September effectively approved the use of gay conversion therapy -- which The Human Rights Campaign characterizes as "a range of ... Tommy Dorfman, a notable LGBTQ advocate, jumped into action upon hearing about the conversion-therapy ruling in Brazil.
The foreign observers included the Amnesty chairs of Brazil and the UK, ... A statement was read out in support of the human rights defenders.
UNPO Guest Speaker in discussion by EP human rights (DROI) ... The delegation from Brazil that were brought to Brussels by UNPO for the Friends of ... that was intended to improve the lives of Brazilian indigenous peoples, ...
Members of Brazil´s Chamber of Deputies should think of Luan ... A witness told Human Rights Watch the partner stayed in the car, a fact not ...
People participate in the SlutWalk protest on Copacabana Beach, where Pope Francis will celebrate mass at night, in Rio de Janeiro, July, ...
human rights specialists working as part of the U.N. have urged Brazilian President Michel Temer to adopt urgent measures to combat slave ...
A Brazilian minister is facing backlash after saying she feels like a "slave" for earning ... human rights Minister Luislinda Valois, a Cabinet member of ... of the black community and the very serious problem of racism in Brazil.
More than one-fifth of Brazil's 2016 police killings occurred in the ... is a wealthy pop star who fancies herself a human rights advocate, and ...
This week, the Brazilian Senate will consider a constitutional amendment that would allow prosecutors to try 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.
In addition to OAS representatives, members of human rights ... According to these entities the Brazilian state will have to respond to the ...
human rights groups have criticized the pellets, saying they are degrading. Sao Paulo's nutrition council also criticized the move. Earlier this ...
... Brazil's peripheries create a support network to defend human rights ... important in the discussion of democratization of the Brazilian media.
Last month, a Brazilian federal judge decided psychologists could ... he says, Brazil is still struggling to uphold basic human rights -- such as ...
Brazil Senate Vote Could Shield soldiers Charged With Abuses ... Noting that Brazilian authorities have been increasingly calling on the military to ... The international watchdog group also said that local human rights activists ...
"The bill for military trials of soldiers accused of killing civilians would stack the deck against victims of serious human rights violations getting ...
Whenever a shocking crime is reported in the news in Brazil, social media fills with calls ... This week Brazilian senators are debating a reform that is ... Research by Human Rights Watch and other organizations shows serious ...
Why Brazil Should Protect women's Reproductive rights ... and other human rights without resorting to life-threatening procedures. ... of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we should remind the Brazilian authorities ...
Brazilian authorities should pay attention. ... Human Rights Watch submitted amicus briefs in both cases, saying that the criminalization of ...
The United Kingdom thanked Brazil for its continued commitment to the Universal Periodic Review process, which took place at the Palais del ...
I am writing to share Human Rights Watch's serious concerns regarding the ... One is that Brazilian children are now able to break the law with ...


 

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