Right-wing Prosecutor Prevented from Taking Over Brazil’s Human Rights Council

The government was attempting to shield itself from criticism issued by an independent advisory body with the power to reproach the administration. The election occurred on Thursday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A coordination between social movements, represented by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the opposition to Jair Bolsonaro's government in the Legislature, succeeded in preventing a representative of the far right from taking over the presidency of the National Human Rights Council.

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