• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

The Brazilian government’s project for the protection of human rights defenders, launched in BrasÀ­lia on 26 October 2004, is an important step in the fight for human rights in Brazil and throughout the region.

The women and men who have dedicated their lives to fight for the protection of the rights of all members of society have consistently suffered killings, physical attacks and defamation among other things.


By launching this campaign the Brazilian government is sending a message to those who for so long have dismissed the work of these men and women as the ‘defence of criminals’ reminding the country of the invaluable contribution that they make to the creation of a truly just and secure society for all.


Nevertheless, this campaign will not be enough if effective political and financial support are not provided to ensure that it is not another empty promise.


Amnesty International continues to receive reports of human rights defenders under threat who are offered little or no protection by either state or federal authorities.


Similarly, investigations into those responsible for threats and attacks are at best ineffective at worst non-existent, with few of those responsible ever coming to trial.


The government has provided itself with a serious opportunity to deliver on its promise to invest in the protection of human rights.


The international human rights community will be watching to see if it can do so.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Search Goes On for Jet Lost in the Atlantic on Flight from Brazil to France

Even during the night two Brazilian Air Force planes using radar and night vision ...

Crisis what Crisis? Brazil Exports to Arabs Jump 50%

Brazilian exports to the Arab world returned to strong growth in March. According to ...

Brazil’s Embraer Profit Grows 14%. 145 Airplanes to Be Delivered in 2006

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer, had revenues of US$ 1.829 billion in the first quarter ...

Cae & Gil 120 Years of Sound

The partnership between Caetano and Gil is one of the most fertile and lasting ...

Switch as You Wish

Almost half the politicians elected in 1999 no longer  represent the parties on whose ...

US’s Good News Is Bad News for Brazilian Investors

Latin American markets were mostly lower, with Brazilian and Mexican shares declining amid worries ...

Brazilian Sugar Company Builds Refinery in Syria

The construction of the sugar refinery of Syrian and Brazilian capital is going at ...

Expatriates, Brazilians Included, Are Sending Less Money Home

The volume of funds shipped by expatriates worldwide to their home countries should decrease ...

Unable to Keep Up with Demand Brazil Sharply Ups Fuel Imports Including Ethanol

Brazilian oil production has failed to keep up with rising consumption, and the country ...

Brazil Is Mapping Country’s Fishing Sector

A Brazilian government survey will map the fishing sector to help plan the country’s ...