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Not There Yet and Running Against the Clock: The New Ordinance Regulating Racial Classification for Racial Quotas in Brazil

Not There Yet and Running Against the Clock: The New Ordinance Regulating Racial Classification for Racial Quotas in Brazil

On April 10th, regulatory ordinance no. 4 was signed by the Human Resource Management of the Ministry of Planning, ...
Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Language is a powerful tool, though often overlooked by fields unattached to linguistics. Vocabulary choice is ...
Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies

Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies

Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies Women were first allowed to vote in Brazil ...
Conservative Mobilization in Latin America and its Impacts on Women’s and Adolescents’ Human Rights

Conservative Mobilization in Latin America and its Impacts on Women’s and Adolescents’ Human Rights

  In the last decade, Brazil has experienced a dramatic change in the  disputes between pro and anti ...
Brazilian Amazon’s Opening to Mining Operations and the Threat to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Brazilian Amazon’s Opening to Mining Operations and the Threat to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On 22 August 2017, Brazilian president Michel Temer issued a decree ending the protected status of a vast Amazon ...
Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

From 7 to 17 March 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited ...
Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak

Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak

Earlier this year the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in response to the Zika virus, ...
Scoring More Than Goals: How mega sporting events’ preparation should take human rights protection seriously

Scoring More Than Goals: How mega sporting events’ preparation should take human rights protection seriously

When Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there were celebrations all over the country. Football is ...
Bureaucratising Sexual Rights in Brazil

Bureaucratising Sexual Rights in Brazil

At times, Brazil’s sexual rights revolution has been a quiet one. Increasingly, bureaucratic bodies have stepped ...
Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

On November 5 2015, the Fundão dam—property of the mining company Samarco—collapsed, sending more than forty ...
Increased Transparency or More “Caixa Dois”? The Brazilian Supreme Court Says No to Corporate Donations to Electoral Campaigns

Increased Transparency or More “Caixa Dois”? The Brazilian Supreme Court Says No to Corporate Donations to Electoral Campaigns

On the 17th of September, the Constitutional Court of Brazil (STF) ruled on case n°4.650, declaring the ...
Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

The Brazilian House of Representatives is on a fast track to adopt a constitutional amendment (PEC 171/1993) by ...

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