Impact | Negative

    Probability | High

    Rating CIVICUS | Narrowed

    On June 8, a group of deputies, senators, party presidents, unions and civil society organizations sent a letter to the Chamber of Deputies challenging the government’s request for urgent discussion on the bill to reform the national intelligence system and the bill to protect infrastructure. In the letter, they argue that the initiatives violate human rights, installing an agenda of “militarization” of public security. The president of the National Defense Committee, Jorge Briteo, echoed their concerns, stating that an intelligence system is being proposed without an adequate control mechanism by part of the branches of the State. The initiatives would also allow the Armed Forces to be deployed in national territory without having to declare a State of Emergency. Given that the government urgently requested its processing, the House of Representatives should approve the reforms within 15 days.

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