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Brazil: Commentary on Brazil's first report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture

, Index number: AMR 19/016/2001

Amnesty International welcomes the Brazilian Government's first report to the United Nations' Committee against Torture (CAT), this step is recognised as an important move in the fight against torture. The purpose of Amnesty International's submission is not to analyse each response of the Brazilian Government in its report to the CAT - many of which are full and informative - but to provide supplementary and updated information on Amnesty International's concerns and the problems of implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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