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The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

Three years after the “Favela Nova Brasília” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ('IACtHR') is hearing ...
Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Amidst the wave of new climate commitments or nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Parties to the Paris ...
The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

A year ago, here in Brazil, a ten-year-old Black girl in the state of Espírito Santo was raped by her uncle and ...
Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020

Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020

Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020 is a blog series by the Oxford Human Rights Hub which explores how ...
Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

In March 2021, Law nº.14.132 was enacted, which creates the crime of stalking. The law amended the Brazilian Penal ...
Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

On April 28, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing issued a guidance note calling on ...
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 ...
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 ...

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