Costa Rican court says Brazil must investigate human rights violations

One of the Western Hemisphere's top human rights courts says that Brazil must investigate human rights violations when 62 members of an Araguaia guerilla movement were forced to disappear, according to the Washington Post.

Now the court is telling Brazil to toss out an amnesty given for crimes that happened during Brazil's two decades of military dictatorship.

The Washington Post also says, "The Costa Rica-based court found the law incompatible with Brazil's commitments under the American Convention on Human Rights."


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