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Brazil: Further information: Proposed amendment moves forward in Brazil

, Index number: AMR 19/2032/2015

The President of the Brazilian House of Representatives called for a new vote on a proposal to reduce the age at which children can be tried as adults from 18 to 16 years, despite the proposal being rejected by the Lower Chamber earlier that same day. If passed in two future votes, it will violate a number of national and international laws, including Brazil’s obligation to protect the rights of the child.

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