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Sao Paulo, Brazil – January, 2011 year V nº 01
Conectas Direitos Humanos


Police station in Vitória, Espírito Santo, in 2009: overcrowding a major problem in Brazilian prison system. Source: Conectas

Beginning in 2011, Conectas Human Rights, the Instituto Sou da Paz and the Pastoral Carcerária prison program will together monitor Brazilian public policies in relation to criminal justice. This project, which is supported by the Open Society Foundation, will have permanent representation in Brasília to keep track of the actions of the legislative, judiciary and executive branches on this issue. One of the primary goals of the initiative is to raise the transparency and the quality of information produced in the federal arena, since many of the problems encountered in the prison system derive from public policies adopted on the federal level.

Deadline for submitting articles is March 1


Human rights in Egypt
Conectas, with 93 organizations around the world, urges the international community to pressure the Egyptian government to curb human rights abuses
Human Rights in Mozambique, Myanmar, Paraguay and Rwanda
In consultation with human rights defenders of these countries, Conectas to participate in UN´s Universal Periodic Review Session
Conectas participates in meetings on Mercosur
Meetings and conferences were held in December, marking the end of Brazil´s pro tempore presidency of the South American trade bloc in 2010
Conectas and Article 19 call on President Lula to comment on laws passed in Venezuela Organizations claim that reforms undermine the application of the Rule of Law in that country

ARTIGO 1º Civil society favors participation of regulatory agency Anvisa in patent analysis
Conectas, a member of the GTPI, criticizes ruling of the Solicitor General´s Office that weakens the agency´s role in the evaluation of medicines
SUR JOURNAL Sur Journal nº 11 is already available
The issue discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations and social moviments
espaço Read the Annual Report of Conectas
Conectas presents its achievements and impacts in 2009/2010 and the prospects for 2011

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SUR Journal in Arabic!

conectas in the media

Solicitor General restricts power of Anvisa in granting drugs patents
O Estado de S. Paulo - 12/24

Specialists criticize ruling and see contradiction
O Estado de S. Paulo - 12/24

Following criticisms in the UN, Espírito Santo opens new prisons
UOL - 12/29

Pro Bono Institute gives legal advice in the outskirts of São Paulo
Conjur - 12/20

OAS ruling sparks debate on Supreme Court
O Estado de S. Paulo - 12/16

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