"On the Front Line - Human Rights Defenders in Brazil, 2002 to 2005"

"On the Front Line: Human Rights Defenders in Brazil" documents and denounces the Brazilian government's slowness, incompetence, and inefficiency in dealing with the issue. The 51 cases presented in the report are, unfortunately, only a handful of the many that threaten the defense of human rights in Brazil. However, they serve to more than adequately illustrate the seriousness of the situation, and illustrate the historic pattern of violence against human rights defenders and the impunity the perpetrators enjoy. Many more cases of at-risk defenders could have been included in this report, which itself reflects the risks to which the defenders are continually exposed.

Report Available in English at the website of Justica Global:

Also, in Portuguese: