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Brazil: Proposed bill could lead to military impunity

, Index number: AMR 19/7250/2017

A proposed bill under consideration in the Brazilian Senate would transfer to the Military Court the ability to try human rights violations, such as killings and extrajudicial executions, which have been carried out by military personnel against civilians. If approved, the proposal would contradict the fundamental principles of fair trial, judicial independence and impartiality of the decisions.

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