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The Handbook of Reparations$
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Pablo de Greiff

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199291926.001.0001

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The Reparations Program in Brazil

The Reparations Program in Brazil

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(p.102) Chapter 3 The Reparations Program in Brazil
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The Handbook of Reparations
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Ignacio Cano

Patrícia Salvão Ferreira

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199291926.003.0004

This paper evaluates the federal reparations program for fatal victims of political violence in Brazil. The Brazilian reparations program was born of an amnesty movement for political prisoners, followed by the discovery of mass graves exposing atrocities of the State. In response to pressure from civil society groups and the media, President Cardoso signed the 1995 Law of Victims of Political Assassination and Disappearance. The paper explores the limitations of the law, its exclusion of many victims of political violence, and the charge that the law transferred the burden of proof to victims’ families. It examines the Commission’s structure and operation, as well as the voting patterns of its members. It provides data concerning the cost of the entire reparations process, and sheds light on the surprising truth-telling function the Commission acquired in a country in which official truth-telling about the years of the dictatorship has yet to take place.

Keywords:   Brazil, reparations program, political violence, Law of Victims of Political Assassination and Disappearance

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