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Brazil: Reject Move to Try Children as Adults

Email The Brazilian Congress should vote down a proposed Constitutional amendment that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to be tried and punished as adults. The amendment would violate the country’s obligations under international law and undermine its efforts to reduce crime, Human Rights Watch said. (Brasilia, June 9, 2015) – The Brazilian Congress should vote down a proposed Constitutional amendment that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to be tried and punished as adults, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today to congressional leaders.read more

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