Past Event

How Brazilian Civil Society responded to Threats against Democracy

September 12, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 802

Over the past seven years, Brazil has experienced several threats to its democracy. During the Bolsonaro administration, attacks on democratic institutions posed an increased risk to the country's stability, as the head of state directly supported demonstrations asking for a coup and perpetrated direct attacks against Brazil's electoral process.

In this event, promoted by the Vladimir Herzog Institute and the Washington Brazil Office, we will discuss the role of Brazilian civil society in resisting to attacks against Brazilian democracy in the domestic and international spheres.

The event will have simultaneous translation.


  • Paulo Abrão, Executive Director, Washingtoin Brazil Office. Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2016-2020); National Secretary of Justice (2011-2014).
  • Rogerio Sottili, Executive Director of the Vladimir Herzog Institute, Soecial Secretary for Human Rights of the Federal Government (2015-2016), Municipal Secretary for Human Rights of the City of Sao Paulo (2013-2015). 

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This svent is a collaboration between ILAS and the Washington Brazil Office. 

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