Public debate in Brazil on the activities of Human Rights Rapporteurs
The Platform for Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights, (Plataforma DHESCA Brazil) presented on July 22, 2014 a report of the activities of the country’s Human Rights Rapporteurs, during the period 2012-2014, at a public meeting in Brasilia (Brazil).
The hearing was attended by representatives of local communities, organizations affiliated with the platform and other groups and individuals who have been involved in the work of this mechanism.
The event was supported by the Federal Office of Citizens' Rights (PFDC) of the Public Prosecutor's Office, a member of Plataforma DHESCA since 2003. Dr. Aurelio Rios stressed the importance of partnership, both to support the work of the national rapporteurs and for broader efforts to advance the protection and realization of human rights.
Trentin Mélisande, a member of the coordination team of the Platform and Justiça Global (Global Justice), stressed that in the past twelve years the national rapporteurs performed more than 100 missions in all regions of Brazil, where they have spoken and participated in public hearings, promotion dialogue and grassroots groups - communities, organizations and social movements - including governmental agencies under the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
Brazil’s national rapporteurs, a mechanism developed by Plataforma DHESCA, includes mandate-holders on issues ranging from the right to land and food, the right to sexual and reproductive health, the right to the city and several others.
For more information and specific details of the different Human Rights Rapporteurs, see here (in Portuguese).