NUTH

  • On February 7th eleven residents of Laboriaux participated in an important meeting/reading with Dr. Francisco Horta Filho to study the Municipal DECREE (DECRETO) N°34522, published on the 3rd of OCTOBER of 2011. Francisco Horta Filho is the new coordenador of the Núcleo de Terras e Habitação (Nuth), or the Nucleus for Land and Housing, of the Defensoria Pública do Estado do Rio…

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  • May 18th though May 20, the Rapporteur of the Right to the City (Relatoria do Direito à Cidade – Plataforma Dhesca) will begin an investigation in Rio de Janeiro with the goal of evaluating the preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The mission will include visits to the communities and will count on the participation…

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  • Reuters, Wednesday May 11, 2011 * Brazil accused of ignoring rights in infrastructure push * Critics say Rio projects ignoring city’s long-term needs * City says many more people will benefit than lose out By Stuart Grudgings RIO DE JANEIRO — (Reuters) – Like his house, Jose Santos de Oliveira is an island of resistance.…

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  • The Public Defender’s Office has gone through a series of extreme attacks from higher ups in government, causing a significant change to its administration. The Public Defender’s Office has been hard at work, fighting against the forced evictions in the wake of preparations for the World Cup and Olympic Games. As a result of these…

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  • The injustices continue, but you can help. Every voice counts. Follow the link below, and sign the petition to voice support against the forced evictions of Rio de Janeiro’s marginalized communities. With each passing day comes news that the judicial process is being weakened, adding more pressure to those who don’t have the financial resources…

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  • During the morning of 29 April, 2011, the doors to the reception hall at the headquarters of the Public Defender’s Center for Land and Housing (NUTH) were closed and locked to city residents. This local government office is responsible for defending the civil and human rights of Rio de Janeiro’s resident. Reports indicate that a…

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