Brazil: Regain Control of Prison System

Protect Prisoners from Violence Behind Bars (São Paulo) – Brazil needs to seize control of its prison system from gangs and guarantee the safety of all detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. “During the past several decades, Brazilian authorities have increasingly abdicated their responsibility to maintain order and security in prisons,” said Maria Laura Canineu, Brazil director at Human Rights […]

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Letter to President Santos on the Amnesty Bill

Washington, D.C., December 25, 2016 Dear President Santos, I am writing to share Human Rights Watch’s assessment of the Amnesty bill the Colombian Congress started discussing last week. We appreciate that the Amnesty bill presented by the peace delegations has the stated purpose of excluding human rights atrocities, which would be investigated, prosecuted, and sanctioned by the Special Jurisdiction for […]

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