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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...

07/07/2017  •  Human Rights Defenders +

Pará Human Rights Defenders Network created in Marabá

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.

06/21/2017  •  Quilombolas +

Access to the land: quilombolas question the Brazilian State at the CIDH

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...

10/20/2016  •  Impactos de Megaprojetos +

Huck | Victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster bring their call for justice to London

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.

03/23/2016  •  Defensores e Defensoras de Direitos Humanos +

Carta aos Estados-Membros do Conselho de Direitos Humanos da ONU

Organizações da sociedade civil, de vários países, enviaram nesta semana à ONU uma Carta pedindo para que a resolução sobre Proteção dos Defensores de Direitos Humanos seja aprovada sem as modificações propostas pela Rússia, China,...

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