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How was the political amnesty in Brazil?

In this interview, about the release of the Group’s new book, Professor Eneá explains the type of political amnesty that occurred in Brazil in 1979, which was an amnesty of convictions only. Check it out in the video:

New book from the Group

The new book (e-book) of the Research Group is out! Download it for free at:

The launch will be on 31/3 at 8pm on the publisher’s YouTube channel:

STJ decision in favor of transitional justice: possibility of holding human rights violators accountable

Last week, the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) judged a Special Appeal filed by the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, ruling out the Amnesty Law as forgetfulness and determining that public officials should be held accountable for torture and other human rights violations during the dictatorship. Check here the initial of the Public Civil Action, the Special Appeal, the decision and the...

Memory, Truth, Reparation and Justice

Professor Eneá prepared a thesis on the type of political amnesty carried out in Brazil in 1979, compatible with the STF’s decision in ADPF 153, and which allows for the accountability of human rights violators during the dictatorship. Check it out in the text below:

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Interview with Professor Eneá in the fifth issue of Cadernos do NUPPOME

The fifth issue of Cadernos do NUPPOME, a digital publication linked to the Memory Policy Research Center of UFPel, is available for reading. In this issue, the magazine brings an interview with Eneá de Stutz e Almeida, professor at the University of Brasília and former member of the Amnesty Commission; a text on the role of the military from democracy to pandemic, written by Anaís Medeiros...

NOTE ON THE ANNULMENTS OF THE AMNESTY COMMISSION

Yesterday, June 08, 2020, the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights published in the Official Gazette of the Union a series of ordinances annulling previous ordinances declaring political amnesty. The important thing to understand this situation is to answer the question: is Ordinance 1.104/GM3/1964 an act of exception or not? What is Ordinance 1.104/64? It is basically the restriction for...

Opinion for the STF

We were invited to prepare an opinion for the Suspension of Injunction No. 1326 of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), a consequence of the People’s Action filed before the 5th Federal Court of Rio Grande do Norte, proposed by Federal Deputy Natália Bastos Bonavides, seeking the withdrawal from the Ministry of Defense website of a note commemorating March 31. We have drafted the opinion in a...

There was a state of exception in Brazil

Until recently there was no doubt about the state of exception that began in 1964 in Brazil. But various voices of authority have begun to relativize or even deny the very harmful and long-lasting dictatorship through which we have passed. There are even some who have returned to using the expression “revolution” to say that there was no coup d’état in 1964. To refute any of...

Contributions to the activity of the Amnesty Commission

The Research Group has dedicated this first semester to reflecting on the activity of the Amnesty Commission, especially after the changes made in the administrative reform. The first meeting of the Commission’s Council took place recently, in June 2019. There is a new composition of the Council and a new Ministry hosting this State Commission; in this scenario, many doubts and...

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