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Human Rights Watch suspects that Bolsonaro government is secretly trying to change Brazil’s human rights program

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro's administration should ensure that any discussions about changing the country’s human rights policies be conducted transparently, with meaningful consultation with and the involvement of civil society and particularly affected groups, Human Rights Watch said.

The Bolsonaro administration has established a working group to propose changes to the National Human Rights Program, the most important statement of human rights policy in Brazil. The working group does not include any civil society representatives, Congress or the justice system, and all its discussions are secret.

“The Bolsonaro administration, which has promoted an anti-rights . . .

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