Tag Archives: accountability

In the News…

Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The army has critiqued Minister of Defense Celso Amorim’s formal recognition of the state’s responsibility in committing human rights violations during the dictatorship. The document, signed by more than 20 military reserves—including four-star generals and three … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Polemic Case of Rubens Paiva and Reinterpretation of the Amnesty Law

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson There has been a lot of media attention as of late surrounding the reopening of the case of Rubens Paiva, congressman for the state of São Paulo disappeared during the military dictatorship. The case of Paiva’s … Continue reading

Posted in New Developments | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In The News…

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson The National Truth Commission also announced at the beginning of this month that both national and international companies that collaborated with the military dictatorship would be called upon to clarify the nature of their associations. Dozens of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Books on Transitional Justice in Brazil

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio One of the pleasures of attending conferences is the acquisition of new ideas, new books, new films. Here are some that I picked up recently at the “50 Years after the Coup” Conference in Recife. … Continue reading

Posted in New scholarship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Brazil Initiates Its First Human Rights Trial

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio In a landmark for transitional justice in Brazil, prosecutors yesterday initiated the country’s first criminal trial of state security agents in a federal court in São Paulo. The case pertains to the disappearance of Edgar … Continue reading

Posted in New Developments | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

In the News…

Posted by David McCoy The Minister of Justice will coordinate an effort to centralize the millions of documents produced during the military regime that, as of now, are held in the archives of various ministries in Brazil. While it has … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Appeal Case For Notorious Torturer Postponed and Double Agent Denied Compensation

Posted by Robyn Smith On May 22nd an appeal trial was postponed that was meant to decide whether or not to overthrow a 2008 court decision regarding an infamous army colonel. The decision was originally  won by the Teles family and … Continue reading

Posted in New Developments | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment