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Andreia Silverio

Andreia Silverio

HRD, Coordinator
Comissao Pastoral da Terra - CPT (Pastoral Land Commission)
Publica Article

Dois anos do massacre de Pau D’Arco: mandantes ainda impunes e ameaça de despejo

Andreia Silverio dos Santos is a human  rights lawyer working particularly on the right to land and in support of landless rural workers. She is currently the regional coodinator of the Comissao Pastoral da Terra - CPT (Pastoral Land Commission) in Para state.


The challenges and threats faced by human rights defenders in Brazil remain very high, particularly for those working on issues of land, environment, indigenous peoples, LGBTi rights, corruption and impunity. Many HRDs have experienced death threats, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and lawsuits. The high number of killings is of particular concern and takes place against a background of widespread impunity.