Deputies discuss bill to ban police use of non-lethal bullets

Chile Impact | positive Probability | Medium Rating CIVICUS | Narrowed On January 7, the Chamber of Deputies began studying a bill promoted by the opposition to prohibit ‘Carabineros’ (national police force) from using dissuasive means that may threaten the physical integrity in public demonstrations. The use of dissuasive means to restore public order must […]

Opposition prepares bill to scrap police riot squad

Colombia Impact | Positive Probability | Low Rating CIVICUS | Repressed Following the social unrest in December and amid repeated denunciations of excessive use of force and human rights violations by security forces, opposition senator Antonio Sanguino (Alianza Verde) announced he will be presenting a bill seeking to scrap the National Police’s Mobile Anti-Riot Squad […]

Congress passes Criminal Code reform without the most restrictive articles

Brazil Impact | Positive Rating CIVICUS | Obstructed On December 11, the Senate passed an “anti-crime package” through which the government seeks to strengthen the criminal code. During its discussion in Congress, the opposition succeeded in having some of its more iliberal articles removed, among them one that sought to free from punishment police officers […]