National Coaliton of World Cup and Olympics Popular Committees - Human rights violations in the context of Megaevents (World Cup and Olympic Games) – JOINT UPR SUBMISSION – BRAZIL
28 November 2011
The National Coaliton of World Cup and Olympics Popular Committees is a national coaliton that brings together local and regional committees located in these mega-events host-cities. Its main work consists in collect, organize and denounce human rights violations perpetrated as a consequence of the preparatory works for the games. Justiça Global (Global Justice) is a Brazilian non-governmental human rights organization founded in 1999 and based in Rio de Janeiro. The organization works to protect and promote human rights, as well as to strengthen civil society and democracy by: denouncing human rights violations, advocating for public policy formation processes based on fundamental rights, stimulating the strengthening of democratic institutions and demanding the guarantee of rights for marginalized populations and victims of human rights violations.
Contact Person: Andressa Caldas and Thiago Hoshino
Av. Beira Mar, 406, sala 1207 Rio de Janeiro, RJ – 20021-900 Phone: +55 21 2544 2320 fax +55 21 2524 8435
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and "Thiago Hoshino" <email@example.com>,
Submission by the National Coalition of World Cup and Olympics Popular Committee for the 2012 UPR of Brazil, with respect to Mega-Events in Brazil
Resistance, Organization and Methodology
Forced Evictions and Affected Communities
Public Defender’s Office
Recommendations for Brazil
Relatora da ONU denuncia remoção irregular de moradores para Copa [“UN Rapporteur denounces iregualar eviction of residents for the Cup”], O Globo (April 26, 2011), available at http://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/2011/04/relatora-da-onu-denuncia-remocao-de-moradores-para-copa.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Plataforma Dhesca investiga impactos da Copa e das Olimpíadas no Rio [“Dhesca Platform investigates the impacts of the Cup and Olympic Games in Rio”], Heienrich Boll Stiftung (June 30, 2011), available at http://www.br.boell.org/web/51-1269.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Em Itaquera, manifestantes protestam contra remoção de famílias e uso de verba pública em obras da Copa [“In Itaquera, demonstrators protest against the forced eviction of families and the use of public money in Cup construction projects.”], Jogos Limpos Dentro e For a dos Estádios, available at http://www.jogoslimpos.org.br/destaques/em-itaquera-manifestantes-protestam-contra-remocao-de-familias-uso-de-verba-publica-em-obras-da-copa (last visited November 28, 2011).
Defensoria de MT entra com ação contra remoções em obra da Copa [“Public Defender’s Office of MT files suit against forced evictions in a Cup construction project”], Portal 2014 (August 24, 2011), available at http://www.portal2014.org.br/noticias/7858/DEFENSORIA+DE+MT+ENTRA+COM+ACAO+CONTRA+REMOCOES+EM+OBRA+DA+COPA.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Report carried out by the Group for Studies on Environmental Themes – GESTA of the college of Human and Social Sciences of UFMG, available at: http://conflitosambientaismg.lcc.ufmg.br (last visited November 28, 2011) [hereinafter GESTA Report].
Copa de 2014 impulsiona desocupação de terrenos em BH [“2014 Cup drives evictions from lands in BH”], Hoje em Dia (October 26, 2011), available at: http://www.hojeemdia.com.br/minas/copa-de-2014-impulsiona-a-desocupac-o-de-terrenos-em-bh-1.360330 (last visited November 28, 2011).
Mariana Fernandes Mendes, Intervenções Urbanas para a Copa do Mundo em 2014: empreendedorismo urbano e o processo de reestruturação espacial em Fortaleza [“Urban Interventions for the 2014 World Cup: urban enterprising and the spatial restructuring process in Fortaleza]. Article presented at the Seventh National Symposium for Urban Geography. Belo Horizonte, November 16-18, 2011.
Vila Dique: nova comunidade, velhos problemas [“Vila Dique: new community, old problems”], Brasil de Fato (June 30, 2011), available at http://www.brasildefato.com.br/node/6728 (last visited November 28, 2011).
Copa 2014 – Atrasos e atropelos [“2014 Cup – Delays and abuses], Forum for Articulation of the Struggles in Territories Affected by the 2014 Cup – Salvador is everyone’s! (August 9, 2011) available at http://faltacopa2014.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/copa-2014-atrasos-e-atropelos (last visited November 28, 2011).
Lei sobre regime diferenciado de contratações públicas é inconstitucional [“Law on diferentiated regime for public contracting is unconstitutional”], Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (September 9, 2011), available at http://noticias.pgr.mpf.gov.br/noticias/noticias-do-site/copy_of_constitucional/lei-sobre-regime-diferenciado-de-contratacoes-publicas-e-inconstitucional (last visited November 28, 2011).
Copa 2014: A Lei Geral dos interesses particulares [“2014 Cup: The General Law of private interests”], Terra de Direitos (November 7, 2011), available at http://terradedireitos.org.br/biblioteca/copa-2014-a-lei-geral-dos-interesses-particulares (last visited November 28, 2011).
Copa do Mundo e Olimpíadas para o povo brasileiro [“World Cup and Olympic Games for the Brazilian people”], Central Union of Workers – CUT (November 7, 2011), available at http://www.cut.org.br/destaque-central/46501/copa-do-mundo-e-olimpiadas-para-o-povo-brasileiro (last visited November 28, 2011).
Trabalhadores de obras da Copa do Mundo querem isonomia salarial [“Workers on construction projects for the World Cup want more equitable salaries”], Rede Brasil Atual (November 18, 2011), available at http://www.redebrasilatual.com.br/temas/trabalho/2011/11/sindicatos-da-construcao-civil-defendem-isonomia-salarial (last visited November 28, 2011).
Em reunião, Fifa é alertada sobre condições de trabalho nas obras [“At meeting, Fifa is notified of working conditions at the construction sites”], Globo Esporte (November 18, 2011), available at http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/copa-do-mundo/noticia/2011/11/em-reuniao-fifa-e-alertada-sobre-condicoes-de-trabalho-para-2014.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Termina greve dos operários do estádio do Mineirão [“Workers’strike against the Mineirão stadium ends”], UOL Olimpics 2012 (September 20, 2011), available at http://olimpiadas.uol.com.br/videos/assistir.htm?video=termina-greve-dos-operarios-do-estadio-do-mineirao-04024C9A3472E0812326 (last visited November 28, 2011).
Operários paralisam novamente obras no Maracanã [“Workers stop construction projects again in Maracanã”], Terra (September 1, 2011), available at http://esportes.terra.com.br/futebol/brasil2014/noticias/0,,OI5324790-EI10545,00-Operarios+paralisam+novamente+obras+no+Maracana.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Operários param obras em Brasília, e consórcio intervém para normalizar [“Workers stop construction projects in Brasília, and consorcium intervenes to bring the situation back to normal”], Globo Esporte (October 26, 2011), available at http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/copa-do-mundo/noticia/2011/10/operarios-param-obras-em-brasilia-e-consorcio-intervem-para-normalizar.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Focos de greve em estádios de 2014 podem indicar parada geral em breve [“Talks of strikes in stadiums for 2014 may indicate a total paralysis soon”], Globo Esporte (November 2, 2011), available at http://globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/copa-do-mundo/noticia/2011/11/focos-de-greve-em-estadios-de-2014-podem-indicar-parada-geral-em-breve.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
Após morte de operário da Arena do Grêmio, funcionários incendeiam alojamento [“Following the death of a worker in the Grêmio Arena, employees lit the worksite dormitory on fire”], Zero Hora (October 3, 2011), available at zerohora.clicrbs.com.br/rs/geral/noticia/2011/10/apos-morte-de-operario-da-arena-do-gremio-funcionarios-incendeiam-alojamento-3511708.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
MP vai apurar supostas irregularidades em alojamentos da Arena [“MP will investigate supposed irregularities in Arena worksite dormitories”], Correio do Povo (October 3, 2011), available at http://www.correiodopovo.com.br/Noticias/?Noticia=344110 (last visited November 28, 2011).
Operários da Arena deixam RS assustados e criticando investigação [“Arena workers leave RS scared and critical of investigation”], Sul 21 (October 6, 2011), available at http://sul21.com.br/jornal/2011/10/operarios-da-arena-deixam-rs-assustados-e-criticando-investigacao (last visited November 28, 2011).
Luiz Ernesto Magalhães, Forças Armadas ajudarão na segurança de megaeventos como Olimpíadas e Copa do Mundo [“Armed Forces will help with the security of mega-events like the Olympics and World Cup”], available at http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/rio2016/mat/2011/08/17/forcas-armadas-ajudarao-na-seguranca-de-megaeventos-como-olimpiadas-copa-do-mundo-925144692.asp (last visted November 28, 2011).
Depois da Chacina do Pan: alerta para impedir Chacina da Copa [“Following the Pan Massacre: notice to impede the Cup Massacre”], Favela News Agency – ANF (January 18, 2011), available at http://www.anf.org.br/2010/01/depois-da-chacina-do-pan-alerta-para-impedir-chacina-da-copa (last visited November 28, 2011).
RJ changes the nucleus that questioned the construction projects for the Olympic Games – Group of public defenders sought justice against the removal of favelas for projects relating to road construction, Folha de São Paulo (May 10, 2011).
VÍDEOS: Desapropriações no Rio para Copa e Jogos-2016 ignoram lei e cidadãos [“Displacements in Rio for the World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games ignore the law and citizens”], ESPN Brasil (August 27, 2011), available at http://espn.estadao.com.br/historiasdoesporte/noticia/211293_VIDEOS+DESAPROPRIACOES+NO+RIO+PARA+COPA+E+JOGOS+2016+IGNORAM+LEI+E+CIDADAOS#video (last visited November 28, 2011).
Movimentos Sociais e Comunidades Ameaçadas de Remoção Criticam Ações da Defensoria Pública do Rio [“Social Movements and Communities Under Threat of Removal Criticize Actions of the Public Defenders Office of Rio”],Fazendo Media (May 16, 2011), available at http://www.fazendomedia.com/movimentos-sociais-e-comunidades-ameacadas-de-remocao-criticam-acoes-da-defensoria-publica-do-rio (last visited November 28, 2011).
In this regard, it is worth mentioning the report that one of the communities assisted by the new NUTH had to hire a private attorney because the public defenders said that they could not do anything to stop the eminent displacement. The private attorney was able to stop the state action. See Ausência de atuação do NUTH quase remove comunidade [“Absence of Performance by NUTH Almost Removes a Community”], National Movement in the Fight for Housing – MNLM (May 25, 2011), available at http://mnlmrj.blogspot.com/2011/05/ausencia-de-atuacao-do-nuth-quase.html (last visited November 28, 2011).
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