Tag Archives: Human Rights Groups

Interview with Marcelo Torelly

Marcelo D. Torelly has served as adviser on issues of Transitional Justice to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and as manager of the Transitional Justice Exchange and Development Program (a joint project of Brazil’s federal government and the UN Development … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  The Amnesty Commission, part of the Ministry of Justice, announced a new initiative to create clinics  designed to help torture survivors from the dictatorship era. The project, called  “Clínicas do Testemunho” or Clinics of Testimony, aims … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  On Thursday, June 20th, the Brazilian government told the Commission of Human Rights, a division of the Organization of American States (OAS), that the high profile murder case of journalist Vladimir Herzog could not be re-opened as a … Continue reading

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Rights Group Advocates for Disappeared Indigenous Brazilians

Posted by Engram Wilkinson A rights group has called upon Brazil’s truth commission to investigate the alleged disappearance of 2,000 indigenous Waimiri Atroari people during the military dictatorship. Egydio Schawde, a former missionary and coordinator of the House of Urubui Culture, says … Continue reading

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