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In response to the publication of a National Truth Comission report investigating human rights abuses in Brazil during the 20-year military dictatorship, Freedom House issued the following statement,. 

Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.

The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution that expressed concern about discrimination and violence against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.


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