Association for the Prevention of Torture | Switzerland

Upholding the Judiciary’s Role in Ensuring Access to Justice in Brazil during COVID-19

AWARD YEAR
2020
FUNDING AREA
Democratic Governance
PROJECT LOCATION
Brazil
AMOUNT AWARDED
$97,000
PROJECT DURATION
18 months

Objective:

Support and strengthen the role that judges play in safeguarding the rights and integrity of people in police custody and ensuring timely access to justice
In 2015, Brazil’s National Council of Justice introduced the practice of judicial custody hearings, a significant and positive development in terms of access to justice. Since 2016, the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) has played a key role in ensuring custody hearings deliver on their potential in the Brazilian context. This grant will enable APT and civil society partners to monitor and advocate for the continued use of custody hearings during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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