• Brazil is among the most influential democracies in regional and global affairs, and in recent years has emerged as an increasingly important voice in debates over international responses to human rights problems. At home, the country continues to confront serious human rights challenges, including unlawful police killings, the use of torture, prison overcrowding, and ongoing impunity for abuses committed during the country’s military rule (1964-1985).

  • Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a meeting in Brasilia on July 10, 2013.

    Brazil is among the most influential democracies in regional and global affairs, and in recent years has emerged as an increasingly important voice in debates over international responses to human rights problems. At home, the country continues to confront serious human rights challenges, including unlawful police killings, the use of torture, prison overcrowding, and ongoing impunity for abuses committed during the country’s military rule (1964-1985).

Reports

  • Police Violence and Public Security in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
  • Hidden Abuses Against Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro
  • Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil