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Summary Sprawling over nearly half of Brazil’s territory and encompassing nine of its states, the Amazon region is home to over 20 million Brazilians. Since 1985 – when the government began monitoring deforestation in the Amazon – more than half a…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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Toxic Legacy The Village On January 10, 2013, Thailand’s supreme administrative court handed down a judgment in a remarkable case. Prior to the ruling, the 22 plaintiffs travelled to Bangkok…
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In the Dark Hidden Abuses Against Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Juvenile Detention in Rio de Janeiro IV. The Current Crisis Acute Staffing Shortages…
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Brazil "REAL DUNGEONS" Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro I. SUMMARY.. II. RECOMMENDATIONS Pretrial Detention Disciplinary Practices Complaint Mechanisms and Monitoring Prosecutorial Oversight Public Defenders Conditions of Confinement…
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April 2003                                                                                                                              Vol. 15, No. 1(B) CRUEL CONFINEMENT Abuses Against Detained Children in Northern Brazil I.  SUMMARY.. II. …