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Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. ...
Shaping the Future of Abortion

Shaping the Future of Abortion

It is estimated that 25 million unsafe abortions happen every year. This episode of Shaping the Future of ...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual
IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

“[C]limate stability is a new social need, essential to the preservation of human life and ecological balance.” ...
When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

In June 2020, the headline “classified governmental action aims at antifascist professors and police officers” was ...
Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

On 09 November 2020, Mr Justice Turner of the High Court, handed down a judgment that denied the jurisdiction of ...
A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

In July 2019, I wrote a blog post introducing the main arguments presented to the Inter-American Court of Human ...
BHP to be Dammed?

BHP to be Dammed?

On 5 November 2015, a devastating mudslide following the collapse of the Fundao Dam tore through Mariana, Brazil, ...
Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Hailed as a milestone in Brazilian climate change litigation, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court has recently
Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill to fight fake news on 30 June 2020. The bill now goes to the lower house and ...
COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

The coronavirus outbreak hit Brazil at a particularly difficult moment. Since 2016, Constitutional Amendment (EC) ...
Reverse racism is coming: the backlash against race conscious politics in contemporary Brazil

Reverse racism is coming: the backlash against race conscious politics in contemporary Brazil

In February 2020, Brazil witnessed two judicial decisions that indicate backlash efforts against race informed ...

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