Brazil: UN Rapporteur Denounces Impunity for Environmental Crimes

Bolsonaro's government refuses to implement stricter environmental control measures. Tuncak alerts to criminalization of environmentalists.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxins and Human Rights, Baskut Tuncak, has denounced the prevailing impunity for environmental crimes in Brazil. The country is on a "tragic path towards dismantling environmental protection institutions", Tuncak concludes after his two-week fact-finding mission in December 2019.

As examples, he mentioned the increased deforestation rates and fires in the Amazon region, the current oil catastrophe off its coast, the intensive use . . .

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