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Dear Ambassadors, Following press reports that the OECD is considering granting Brazil’s request to open accession discussions, and the announcement that deforestation has dramatically risen for the third consecutive year in the Amazon, we urge you to…
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Dear Governors,                     We are writing to applaud the commitment the Governors, through the Interstate Legal Amazon Consortium, have made to fight illegal deforestation in the Amazon and to…
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Esteemed Attorney General, We write to express our serious concern about the elimination of the Group of Specialized Action in Public Security (GAESP, in Portuguese) and to urge you to establish a well-resourced unit of prosecutors dedicated to…
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Dear Foreign Ministers and Members of the European Parliament: We are writing to share our concerns regarding the environmental and human rights crisis unfolding in the Brazilian Amazon, and to urge that the EU-Mercosur trade agreement not be…
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Letter to the Senate

São Paulo, September 26, 2017 Edison Lobão Senator, President of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Committee of the Federal Senate of Brazil Antonio Anastasia Senator, Vice president of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship…
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Letter to the Rio de Janeiro Attorney General

New York, February 16, 2017   To the Rio de Janeiro Attorney General   Esteemed Attorney General, It was a great pleasure to meet you and your team at the Ministério Público in Rio de Janeiro last…
Policemen patrol the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro on September 14, 2012.
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Letter to President Dilma Rousseff

São Paulo, March 16, 2016   Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil Brasilia, BRAZIL   Dear President Rousseff,   We are writing to share Human Rights Watch…
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Letter to Congressional Leaders

Brasília, June 9, 2015   Renan Calheiros Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil   Andre Moura, Federal Deputy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Special Commission on PEC 171…
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We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…
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Your Excellency, I write to express concern that Saudi Arabia’s current detention practices, in many cases, result in arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia, and to seek your response to a number of questions related to this issue that arise from a recent…