Critical Briefing: In the Dark: Abuses Against Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro
Who: Fernando Delgado, JD Candidate, Harvard Law School (Former Henry Richardson Labouisse ‘26 Fellow, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch) and Maria Helena Alves, International Representative, Viva Rio www.vivario.org <http://www.vivario.org/>
When: Thursday, Oct 27th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206 (40 Washington Square South, Corner of West 4th and MacDougal Streets)
Incarcerated youth in Rio de Janeiro endure beatings by guards and other concealed abuses that go unpunished because state juvenile detention centers lack independent monitoring. Human Right Watch has documented routine physical abuse, squalid living conditions and other forms of inhumane treatment in the state’s youth detention centers. The organization finds that these abuses persist in large part because there is no effective independent monitoring of these facilities.
“The state juvenile detention system has operated for too long under cover of secrecy. Brutal beatings will remain business as usual until the Rio state government opens the system to outside scrutiny,” says Fernando Delgado. Fernando is also co-author of its reports ‘In the Dark: Hidden Abuses Against Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro’ and ‘Real Dungeons: Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro.’
For more information see his reports here: http://www.hrw.org/doc?t=americas&c=brazil
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