Event to debate the militarisation of public security and police violence in Brazil
A parallel event at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council to be held on Thursday 7th October and includes the screening of a film about state violence in the Rio de Janeiro favelas
13/12/2017- Rio de Janeiro - Exército faz operação na favela Nova Holanda, no Complexo da Maré, zona norte do Rio de Janeiro
Foto: Tomaz Silva/Agência Brasil
On Thursday 7th October, at 10am, Conectas Human Rights and Ulster University are holding a debate on “Violence, Militarised Policing and Mental Health in Brazil”. This webinar is being held in parallel to the 48th session of the United Nations HRC (Human Rights Council). Click here to sign up.
The focus of the event is a discussion on the militarisation of public security and police violence in Brazil. Before the debate there will be a premiere screening of the documentary “Right Now I want to Scream”, a partnership between Brazil and the United Kingdom which addresses state violence in the Rio de Janeiro favelas.
There will be simultaneous interpretation (English/Portuguese) and those participating in the event include Gabriel Sampaio, coordinator on the Conectas programme, Tackling Institutional Violence, Siobhán Will, co-director of audio-visual production and a Professor at Ulster University and Ana Paula Oliveira, from the Mothers of Manguinhos Movement.