Brazil: Justice Rosa Weber suspends controversial slavery decree that would put fight against slave labour at risk
Justice Rosa Weber of the Federal Supreme Court suspended on on October 24 the decree that jeopardized the fight against slave labour and had been published by the Ministry of Labour on 16 October. The decree has been harshly criticized by officials and civil society. “Campaigners, commentators and prosecutors said the move was a "social regression" aimed at buying the support of a powerful agribusiness lobby ahead of a crucial vote in congress that could cost President Michel Temer his mandate” (The Guardian). To know more about the decree and the concerns about it, see here.
Published on BHRC on October 24, 2017.