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For Brazil at the UN, Rights Values Begin at Home

Expand To demonstrate a capacity to lead, Brazil needs to weigh in constructively on a number of Council issues.  © Weberson Santiago/Veja When its three-year appointment expires this September, Brazil hopes to be elected to another term on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Damares Alves, the minister of women, family and human rights, opened the campaign last month, assuring the Council that Brazil’s new administration is fully committed to engaging with the global network of human rights agencies. But it remains to be seen whether the new administration will engage constructively.…

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