A Webinar organized this Wednesday, July 15, by Conectas with the support of the organization Coalición Regional por la Transparencia y la Participación discussed the situation facing Brazilian indigenous populations in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Participating in the event were Luiz Eloy Terena of the Ipegue indigenous village in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, who is a lawyer for APIB (Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil), holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and is a post-doctoral candidate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in France; Juliana de Paula Batista, a lawyer for the NGO Instituto Socioambiental who holds a masters in Citizenship, Democracy and Human Rights from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC); and Daniel Sarmento, a full professor of constitutional law at the Rio de Janeiro State University and a former federal prosecutor.
The discussion was moderated by Julia Neiva, coordinator of the Development and Socioenvironmental Rights program at Conectas. She holds a masters and is a human rights fellow from the Columbia Law School and is a doctoral candidate in human rights at the University of São Paulo Law School.
Watch the event below: