Monthly Archives: November 2013

Marcelo Torelly to Lecture at Tulane

Amnesty and Transitional Justice in Brazil After 20 Years of Constitutional Rule of Law: Why Now? A Lecture by Marcelo Torelly   Wednesday, December 4th, 4:00pm Weinmann Hall 110 Reception to follow     In 2011 Brazil established a National Truth Commission (NTC), attracting … Continue reading

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National Truth Commission Presents its First-Year Findings

Posted by Patrick Duffy On May 21, 2013 the Brazilian National Truth Commission gave a televised press conference in Brasília to present the progress it has made since its inception. Truth Commission member Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro introduced the panel, consisting … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson Struggles over the fate of the DOPS building in Rio de Janeiro Different groups are weighing in on what should be done to the building where for decades the infamous and now extinct Department of … Continue reading

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President João Goulart’s Body Exhumed

Posted by Patrick Duffy Today, (November 14, 2013), the remains of João Goulart, the Brazilian President deposed by the 1964 military coup d’état, will be exhumed for examinations to clarify his cause of death. Relatives of “Jango,” as Goulart is … Continue reading

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Brazil’s New Attorney General Signals Possible Change in Interpretation of the Amnesty Law

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson Brazil’s new Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, has recently signaled an important change in the interpretation of the Amnesty Law of 1979. In a document sent to the Supreme Court regarding the extradition of an Argentine … Continue reading

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