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11/30/2018  •  Business and Human Rights Violations +

Syngenta found guilty of murder of MST leader in southern Brazil

Court upheld 2015 decision and held transnational corporation liable for death of Valmir \"Keno\" Mota de Oliveira


11/01/2018  •  Human Rights Defenders +

IACHR conducts in loco visit to Brazil

The IACHR will conduct field observations on the human rights situation in the country


04/11/2018  •  Democratization of Justice +

Regional organizations express concern over the grave situation in Brazil

We urge all the countries in the region, in the corresponding intergovernmental space, as well as international organization of human rights, such as the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, to take a stand over the grave situation in Brazil.


03/19/2018  •  Human Rights Defenders +

Brazilian Human Rights Defenders Committee | Public Statement: Marielle Lives!

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...


02/23/2018  •  Biodiversity and Food Sovereignty +

Movements of Millions Say No to Gene Drives as Brazil Attempts to Legalize Genetic Extinction Technology

Regulatory change would spread modified genetic traits to wild organisms


02/07/2018  •  Biodiversity and Food Sovereignty +

CTNBio: Novel GMOs threaten peasants, food sovereignty and nature

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


10/17/2017  •  Biodiversity and Food Sovereignty +

Brazilian Supreme Court judges the reduction of protection areasAmazonia

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.


10/09/2017  •  Biodiversity and Food Sovereignty +

In Brazil, law allowing increased deforestation is judged by Supreme Court

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.


10/05/2017  •  Megaproject Impacts +

The Guardian | Brazil's mega hydro plan foreshadows China's growing impact on the Amazon

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


07/31/2017  •  Human Rights Defenders +

Pau D’Arco Massacre: federal investigation may stop in midstream

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...







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