Security & Strategic Review - July 2024

Security hardliners toughen prison laws in Brazil

With crime often perceived by the public as a top concern in Brazil, legislators who back hardline security measures have made significant advances in congress. Brazil’s left-wing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had partially vetoed a bill proposing restrictions on temporary leave for prisoners, a bill which has faced criticism as a violation of human rights and constitutional guarantees. However, on 28 May congress overturned Lula’s veto, marking a victory for the so-called ‘bancada da bala’ (bullet bench), a congressional caucus of largely right-wing lawmakers who push for tough-on-crime policies.

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