Brazil: Submission to the Human Rights Committee 138th Session, 26 Jun 2023 – 28 Jul 2023

This submission sets out Amnesty International’s concerns and recommendations regarding the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the government of Brazil. It highlights Brazil’s failure to address extrajudicial executions and other violations committed in the context of policing and the so-called “war on drugs”, especially its disproportionate and discriminatory impact on Black people driven by systemic racism. It also addresses problems related to the shrinking space for civil society organizations and human rights defenders. Lastly, it raises concern over the situation of Indigenous, Quilombola, and other traditional peoples.

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