Ulisses Terto Neto

Ulisses Terto Neto
Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília · Direito

PhD in Law (University of Aberdeen, UK)

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This paper considers the interplay of international law, politics and national law in the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) that are challenging businesses practices in Brazil. It argues that the Brazilian State and transnational and domestic businesses have a responsibility to protect HRDs and should adopt robust means of doing this, emb...
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The chapter assesses the broader effects of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH). In Sect. 8.2, it summarizes interviewees’ responses and questions who, other than human rights defenders, benefit from the PPDDH. In Sect. 8.3, it identifies ways in which the PPDDH contributes to the broader fight for human right...
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The chapter elucidates the various effects the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH) has in practice through an analysis of interviews conducted during fieldwork (in six Brazilian states) for the PhD research from which this book originates. It divides the samples into three categories to assess the perceptions of (...
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The chapter explains who the human rights defenders are and sets out the reasons why they must be protected by states. It then presents some examples of national public policies for the protection of human rights defenders and journalists in order to analyse contemporary improvements in national legislation and policy, national protective mechanism...
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This chapter provides summary of the book based on what findings suggest as to the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH)’s creation, modelling and functioning in Brazil. It then presents recommendations for reforming the PPDDH successfully, as well as opportunities for further research.
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The chapter conducts an analysis of the politics of human rights through Brazil’s re-democratization under the spiral model of human rights change theory (Risse, Ropp, & Sikkink, The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change, Cambridge University Press, 1999; The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance,...
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The chapter examines the challenges that are currently keeping the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH) from fulfilling its potential. It conducts this analysis based on the empirical evidence collected during fieldwork (in six Brazilian states) for the PhD research from which this book originates, and on the discu...
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The chapter maps the state and non-state violence against human rights defenders and state and civil society’s responses to it in Brazil. Overall, it argues that state and non-state actors’ violence against human rights defenders is the one problem about which the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH) can do somethi...
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The chapter analyses the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH)’s legal framework and shows how the PPDDH works according to its formal regulations (that is, its legal functioning). The second section describes the legal framework for the protection of human rights defenders at the federal level. It places the PPDDH-...
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This chapter analyses the political events surrounding the creation of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH). The second section focuses on events before the creation of the PPDDH, from 1984 to 2003. The third section concentrates on the construction of the PPDDH in 2004. The fourth section contemplates the PPDD...
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This book offers a legal and socio-political analysis of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Discussing Colombian, Guatemalan and Mexican experiences, it fills a gap in the literature regarding Latin American public policy by investigating the creation, work, beneficiaries, broader effects, challenges, and effective...
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Resumo O presente artigo, resultado de investigações e discussões teóricas realizadas no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito e no Centro para Cidadania, Sociedade Civil e Estado Democrático de Direito (CISRUL) da Universidade de Aberdeen no Reino Unido, tem como escopo principal analisar o processo histórico e sócio-político brasileiro de transfor...
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Human rights have advanced since Brazil?s re-democratisation, but social authoritarianism prevents more advancements. Progress requires structural changes. I argue that human rights state theory might work as a ?realistic utopia? for human rights defenders to persuade the Brazilian nation state to fully embrace human rights norms. But it ignores th...
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Resumo Abstract Human rights defenders are the protagonists in bolstering democracy and undertaking human rights change. As they face up the establishment and challenge the dominant groups controlling economic and political power, human rights defenders are more often than otherwise targets of state and non-state violence and, consequently, they n...
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This paper aims at advocating for the monitoring of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in Brazil in the light of cosmopolitan social theory (Held, 2010). It addresses the relationship among cosmopolitanism, democracy and social authoritarianism, emphasizing the importance of Brazil�s re-democratization for the establishment of a domestic h...