January 19, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Brazil and the Netherlands on Sunday recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia after an Indonesian firing sqaud executed six convicted drug traffickers, sparking international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The executions took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and are the ...[read more]
January 18, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, ...[read more]
August 10, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed into law a measure providing basic protections to Brazilian domestic workers. The law limits domestic workers' work weeks to 44 hours, and the work day to eight hours. The law also creates a minimum wage and requires employers to register their ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Senate of Brazil on Tuesday passed a bill that puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in the country. The law also eliminates Internet service providers' liability for content published by their users and requires providers to remove offensive materials following ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday swore in seven members of a truth commission who will investigate alleged human rights violations that occurred under the country's military dictatorship. On the same day, the commission held its first meeting, which dealt primarily with bureaucratic ...[read more]
November 20, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed a law establishing a truth commission to investigate human rights abuses perpetrated by the military from 1946 to 1988. The bill does not, however, overturn the 1979 Amnesty Law which shields military officials from prosecution for crimes ...[read more]
October 27, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on Wednesday that establishes a truth commission to investigate human rights abuses from 1946 to 1988. The bill must now be signed into law by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a former guerrilla fighter. Almost 500 people were killed or abducted by ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Pedro Sousa of Carneiro de Almeida & Pires Advogados says that the controversial Belo Monte dam proposal in northern Brazil violates the constitutional mandate to protect indigenous peoples and the environment...Social networks are undoubtedly the modern disseminators of ...[read more]

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