Par Engstrom

The last couple of weeks have involved intense and constructive discussions with colleagues in Sao Paulo and Brasilia concerning human rights in Brazil, both at home and abroad, as well as past and present. I tried to reflect on these discussions in a couple of talks. At University of Sao Paulo on 27 June I sought to reflect (again…) on human rights and Brazilian foreign policy, while trying to connect the perceptions of and expectations on what Brazil seeks to do abroad with what happens at home. My remarks are available here.

On 5 July I spent a day at the Ministry of Justice in Brasilia with numerous discussions that lasted into the late evening. In the morning I also gave a lecture to around 100 members of staff at the Ministry on Brazil and the Inter-American Human Rights System. Judged by the comments and questions at the end my…

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