Federative Republic of Brazil

Citizenship and Identification Documents

US Government Reports
  • State Department - Country Documents
  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA105515.FE - Brazil: The rights and duties of permanent residents, including the rights andduties of individuals who have a permanent visa, such as professors, researchers,highly-skilled technicians and foreign scientists; procedure to obtain or renew aresidency permit; grounds for losing permanent residence (2014-May 2016). May 25, 2016 (PDF)
    • BRA103493.E - Whether an individual born in Brazil, to parents who are not Brazilian citizens, has Brazilian citizenship. - May 11, 2010
    • ZZZ103186.FE - Whether a Mexican citizen whose father is Brazilian can obtain residency or citizenship in Brazil, and the process for acquiring that status. - June 15, 2009

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA100575.E - Laws concerning child abuse and/or neglect and their enforcement; protection and services for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. - Sept. 29, 2000 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Neglected and Unprotected: The Impact of the Zika Outbreak on Women and Girls in Northeastern Brazil. July 2017 (PDF)

    • IN THE DARK: Hidden Abuses Against Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro. - June 2005 (PDF)
    • BRAZIL "REAL DUNGEONS": Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro. - December 2004 (PDF)
    • Cruel Confinement: Abuses Against Detained Children in Northern Brazil. - April 2003 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non Government Reports

  • InSight Crime
    • Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 1. Oct. 2016 (PDF)


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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • “They Stay until They Die” A Lifetime of Isolation and Neglect in Institutions for People with Disabilities in Brazil. May 2018 (PDF)


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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Indigenous Peoples Right's and Movements - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minortiy Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous People - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Afro-Brazilians

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ararà

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Ararà (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Awà

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Awà (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Kayapó

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Kayapó (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Makuxi and Wapixana

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Nambiquara

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tikuna

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tikuna (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tukano

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Tukano (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Urueu-Wau-Wau

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yanomami

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Yanomami (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA105714.E Brazil: Domestic violence, including legislation; recourse and support servicesavailable to victims (2014-January 2017). Jan. 20, 2017 (PDF)
    • BRA102959.E - Domestic violence, including information on the Maria da Penha law on domestic and family violence and its implementation. - November 25, 2008 (PDF)
    • BRA100766.FE - Domestic violence. - December 5, 2005 (PDF)
    • BRA41713.E - Domestic violence, including police response to complaints. - October 16, 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Neglected and Unprotected: The Impact of the Zika Outbreak on Women and Girls in Northeastern Brazil. July 2017 (PDF)

    • “One Day I’ll Kill You” Impunity in Domestic Violence Cases in the Brazilian. State of Roraima. June 21, 2017(PDF)

 


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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Human Rights - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International 
  • Freedom House - 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile - “You Don’t Want to Breathe Poison Anymore”: The Failing Response to Pesticide Drift in Brazil’s Rural Communities - July 2018 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Prison Conditions - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • BRAZIL: POLICE KILLINGS, IMPUNITY AND ATTACKS ON DEFENDERS. ​- Sept 2016 (PDF) ​​
    • You Killed My Son: Homicides by military police in the city of Rio de Janeiro - 2015 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “Good Cops Are Afraid” The Toll of Unchecked Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro - 2016 (PDF)

    • The State Let Evil Take Over: The Prison Crisis in the Brazilian State of Pernambuco - Oct. 2015  (PDF)

    • Lethal Force: Police Violence and Public Security in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo - Dec 2009 (PDF)

    • Police Brutality in Urban Brazil - April 1997 (PDF)
  • In Sight Crime
    • Police Violence Continues to Plague Brazil: Report - Nov. 2014 (PDF)

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Law

  • Citizenship and Electoral Rights
    • European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship - Brazil
  • Law Number 9,474 - July 1997 (PDF)
  • Statute of the Child and Adolescent - July 1990 (PDF)

US Government Reports

  • Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
    • Family Reunification Laws in Selected Jurisdictions - July 2014 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA100575.E - Laws concerning child abuse and/or neglect and their enforcement; protection and services for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. - Sept. 29, 2005 (PDF)

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Maps

  • University of Texas - Map Collections - Brazil
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Maps - Jan. 2009 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch
    • Neglected and Unprotected: The Impact of the Zika Outbreak on Women and Girls in Northeastern Brazil. July 2017 (PDF)


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada responses to Information Request (RIRs)
    • BRA105668.EBrazil: Information on the Party of National Mobilization (Partido da MobilizaçãoNacional, PMN), including political platform and objectives; information onmembership procedures; information on the treatment of PMN members byauthorities (2014-October 2016). Oct. 28, 2016 (PDF)

  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Political Rights - Jan. 2009 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report - Brazil (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA105487.E Brazil: Situation and treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation, stateprotection, and support services (2012-April 2016). April 5, 2016 (PDF)
    • BRA102903.E - The situation of homosexuals; availability of support groups and state protection. September 3, 2008 (PDF)
    • BRA100767.E - Treatment of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals; recourse available. December 19, 2005 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Crime - Police Effectiveness

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA102649.E - Organized crime, including street gangs; state response to combat organized crime in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. - November 14, 2007 (PDF)
    • BRA100768.E - Crime, police effectiveness and state response, including witness protection. - January 4, 2006 (PDF)
    • BRA41714.E - Violent crime situation; state response to such crime. - November 11, 2003 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Criminal Gangs

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA105474.EBrazil: First Command of the Capital (Primeiro Comando da Capital, PCC),including activities, targets, group structure and areas of operation; stateprotection for victims and witnesses of PCC crimes (2012-March 2016). March 21, 2016 (PDF)

    • BRA105251.E - The Red Command criminal organization (Comando Vermelho, CV), including its activities and areas of operation, membership and structure, power, networks, political connections and resources; state protection available for victims of crimes committed by the Red Command - Aug. 2015 (PDF)

    • BRA41405.FE - Update to BRA33316.E of 3 December 1999 on the Red Command (Comando Vermelho) gang; its organization and activities, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. - May 5, 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • InSight Crime

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Specific Country Issues - Drug Gangs - State Protection

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BRA41404.FE - Update to BRA33317.E of 6 December 1999 on state protection against drug gangs in Brazil, particularly in and around Rio de Janeiro. - May 5, 2003 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Article19
    • VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -  2015 ANNUAL REPORT. 2016 (PDF)

  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - Recent History - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Brazil - 20172016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origins Key Documents - People Trafficking - Jan. 2009 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports  - Torture -  2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF)

 

 

Updated August 14, 2018

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