Posted by Vanessa Castañeda
Since its installation three years ago, the National Truth Commission (CNV) has carried out public hearings, visited former torture centers (including with former political prisoners) and will deliver its Final Report on the 10th of this month. Representatives from nine São Paulo truth commissions will present their contributions to the National Truth Commission’s Final Report and will hold a public discussion about how to address the Final Report and its suggestions.
In 2010 the Inter-American Court on Human Rights found Brazil responsible for the disappearance of 62 people in the guerrilla movement of Araguaia (1972-1974) as well as stipulated the implementation of a reparations project for victims of the dictatorship until March 2015. The Court has criticized Brazil’s shortcomings in identifying bodies, the disappeared, and victims of the dictatorship and has openly criticized the use of the 1979 Amnesty Law in investigating these human rights violations.