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July 6, 2015

On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried and sent to an adult jail. But although large sectors of the country celebrated...

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July 2, 2015

A shocking U-turn on a Brazilian Parliamentary decision that rejected lowering the age at which young people can be tried as adults and sent to appalling conditions in adult prisons risks endangeri...

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June 29, 2015

Amnesty International USA joined the Brazilian nongovernmental organization Conectas Direitos Humanos in calling on the Brazilian Congress to refrain from creating a serious setback to children’s r...

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May 18, 2015

Plans to lower the age at which children can be prosecuted as adults in Brazil will dramatically undermine children’s rights and could result in teenagers being sent to notoriously dangerous adult...

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