Brazil Campaigns

Brazil: Assassination of Mr. Raimundo dos Santos Rodrigues | Letter

Full PDF Version (English) | Full PDF Version (Portuguese) On 25 August Sr. Raimundo dos Santos Rodrigues an opponent of illegal logging in the Biological Reserve of Gurupi in Brazil was assassinated. LRWC wrote to request that Brazil take immediate action to ensure an effective investigation of … [Read more...]

Brazil: Killing of Mr. Semião Fernandes Vilhalva | Letter

Full PDF Version (English) | Full PDF Version (Portuguese) On 29 August 2015 Sr.Semião Fernandes Vilhalva, one of the leaders of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people was murdered in reprisal for his lands rights activism. LRWC’s letter (in Portuguese and English) calls on Brazilian authorities to … [Read more...]

Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Access to Justice and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Oral Intervention by LRWC to the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Access to Justice and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, oral intervention by LRWC to the UN Human Rights Council on 17 September  2014, presented by Catherine Morris. The video of Catherine Morris presenting this statement during the Panel … [Read more...]

Brazil: Death Threats against Indigenous Leader Mr. Davi Kopenawa | Letter

Full PDF Version Wednesday, August 13, 2014 H.E. Ms. Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Palácio do Planalto Praça dos Três Poderes 70150-900 Brasília/DF Brazil Email: protocolo@planalto.gov.br Dear President, Re : Death Threats against Indigenous … [Read more...]

Brazil: Arbitrary Arrest and Assault of Lawyers Daniel Biral and Silvia Dascal Hirschbrush | Letter

Full PDF Version Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Governor of the State of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin Palácio dos Bandeirantes Av. Morumbi, 4500, Portão 3, 2º andar São Paulo, SP, Brazil CEP 05650-905 Telephone: +55 11 2193-8344,
+55 11 2193-8000 (Somente em português) Twitter: … [Read more...]

Brazil: Assassination of Judge Patricia Lourival Acioli | Letter

Re: Assassination of Judge Patricia Lourival Acioli To: President Dilma Vana Rousseff, and Attorney General, Roberto Monteiro Gurgel Santos From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC Date: 2011-08-22 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is deeply concerned to learn that on August 12, … [Read more...]

Brazil: Mr. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Mrs. Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva | Letter

Re: Assassination of Mr. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Mrs. Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva. To: President Dilma Vana Rousseff From: Vicheka Lay, LRWC Member Date: 2011-05-31 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is deeply concerned to learn that on May 24, 2011, Mr. José Cláudio … [Read more...]

Brazil: Shooting of lawyer, Ricardo Gama | Letter

Re: Shooting of lawyer, Ricardo Gama To: President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff & Martha Rocha, Civil Police From: Vicheka Lay, LRWC Member Date: 2011-04-01 LRWC was informed that on March 24, 2011, Brazilian lawyer and blogger Ricardo Gama was shot on a … [Read more...]

International Association of People’s Lawyers Fact Finding Mission in Brazil | Report

December 1-4, 2008 The Philippines-based International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) sent a team of investigators on a fact-finding mission (FFM) to Rondonia State in Brazil from December 1st to 4th 2008 to verify reports of ongoing human rights violations against peasant land reform … [Read more...]

Re: Dr. Daniel Ponte, Dra. Miriam Goncalves, Dra. Simone Mendes

Re: Dr. Daniel Ponte, Dra. Miriam Goncalves, Dra Simone Mendes To: Sr. Sérgio Cabral de Oliveira Santos, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro From: Paulo de Tarso Lugon Arantes, member of LRWC Date: 2008-02-28 Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada ('LRWC') é um comitê de advogados … [Read more...]