The 47 th session of the UN Human Rights Council / Statement by DCI-Brazil

Brazil’s political and economic crisis, prolonged by COVID-19, poses a challenge for regional and international security. Indeed, the current social instability in Brazil spearheaded by the advance of the extreme right to power along with the widespread neoliberalism in the country has led to recurrent and unprecedented blows to democracy. This has taken place due to the failure by the Brazilian government to comply with the Federal Constitution of 1988. Brazil is in a situation of legal insecurity, increased poverty, and strikingly high levels of backsliding in public policies, destabilising social protection systems aimed at protecting impoverished populations. Among the most affected are children, with school closures and the widening digital divide hindering children’s access to education. Read more.