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.
1) Please write immediately in Portuguese, Spanish, English or your own language:
Urging the Brazilian House of Representatives to reject the proposed constitutional amendment PEC 171/1993 that lowers the age at which children can be tried as adults from 18 to 16 years;
Urging them not to approve any laws that contravene the Convention on the Rights of the Child or that are not in accordance with the State’s human rights obligations.
2) For the full Urgent Action, please click on the Word or PDF version below.