In an interview, Lia van Broekhoven of Human Security Collective explains what this body had to do with the approval of Brazil’s anti-terrorism law
Local, Brasília, DF, Brasil, 1/1/2016 Foto: Andre Borges/Agência Brasília
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In 2016, Brazil fast-tracked the approval of an anti-terrorism law, under the justification that it was following the recommendations of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing). Due to its broad scope, the law can be used to criminalize movements, organizations and activists that stand up for people’s rights.
Watch the interview with Lia van Broekhoven, director of the Dutch organization Human Security Collective, to understand what the FATF is, why it has been pressuring countries to adopt anti-terror legislation and what the consequences are for civil society.