Brazil’s criminal justice system has attracted international notoriety because of the scale of its problems. Crime levels and public security have been a key policy battleground in the recent presidential elections. However, these challenges have a wider international relevance and Brazil’s experiences of justice reform may provide examples and good practices from which other countries can learn.
On 13 October 2014, the IBAHRI launched the English-language version of a leading torture prevention manual for legal professionals in Brazil, at a high level panel event in London. The event, co-hosted by the IBAHRI, Matrix Chambers and Lex Anglo-Brasil, aimed to bring Brazil’s experiences to a wider international audience and promote global exchange and dialogue in justice reform. At the event, the high-level panel of international and Brazilian experts discussed some of the challenges facing justice reform, potential solutions and their global significance.