It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the Brazilian Committee of Human Rights Defenders (CBDDH) voices indignation in face of Marielle Franco ́s coward assassination, expressing solidarity with all people who nourish for her affection and...
Regulatory change would spread modified genetic traits to wild organisms
On January 22, 2018, a new Resolutionpublished by the CTNBio, Brazil’s federal authority for the biosafety of transgenic organisms, enacted rules to handle several new biotechnologies that use genetic engineering for novel purposes
The Supreme Federal Court, the highest court of law in Brazilian judicial branch, will decide if a provisional measure (equivalent of an executive order) about preserved areas in Amazon is in accordance with the Constitution.
The Federal Supreme Court, the highest court in the Brazilian Judiciary System, will judge next Wednesday (11) four petitions indicating that the Federal Law known as the Forestry Code is contrary to the provisions of Brazil’s Federal Constitution.
The government wants to open up the Tapajós basin – an area the size of France – for trade with China. But the indigenous Munduruku won’t let it happen without a fight
The investigation of the Pau D’Arco Massacre may stop in midstream if the Federal Government does not keep the Federal Police team in charge of the investigation at the site. Following the repercussion over the killing of 10 rural workers on May...
With the aim of strengthening local protection networks, the Brazilian Human Rights Defenders Committee held a workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday (3 and 4/7) in Marabá (PA) for human rights defenders22 entities and social movements in Pará.
The National Coordination of Quilombola Rural Black Communities (CONAQ) and Terra de Direitos organization filed, on the morning of wednesday (21), a complaint to the Organization of American States (OEA) on the situation of vulnerability and...
Brazilians affected by the fatal Samarco dam disaster in 2015 share their stories of lives destroyed and present community demands for reparations to mining corporation BHP Billiton’s London AGM.