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We call on you with an urgent request to support the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST in Portuguese) and Via Campesina in Brazil. We have sent a letter of support on behalf of ESCR-Net, calling on the government to protect the lives and respect the human rights of members of MST and their partners. Due to the urgency and seriousness of this situation, we would ask you to consider sending a separate letter from your own organization.

A petition was filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of Brazil and in favor of the Yanomami indigenous community.

The Prosecutor's Office initiated a public civil action against the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, seeking to achieve enforcement of the Children and Adolescents Law (domestic law), including the creation and maintenance of confinement and partial release programs for young offenders.  The Regional Courts for Young Offenders had to order socio-educational confinement measures to be implemented in Porto Alegre, because this was the only city where such facilities were available.  This situation prevented children and adolescents from exercising their right to be confined at the same or

Country: 
Brazil
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR