41st session of the UPR Working Group - Review of Brazil
Recommendations by Sweden delivered by Ms Paola Albornoz, First secretary
Sweden appreciates Brazil’s strong constitutional protection for human rights and against discrimination. At the same time, we remain concerned not least about the situation for human rights defenders, LGBTIQ persons and conditions in youth detention centres.
Sweden would like to make the following recommendations:
- Ensure that threats and attacks against all human rights defenders are promptly and thoroughly investigated, and that those responsible are held accountable in accordance with due process and the rule of law.
- Change the current minimum age of entering marriage, to conform with articles 1 and 4 of the Convention on the rights of the child.
- Improve the conditions in youth detention centres and ensure that sentenced children and adolescents are able to participate in educational programs and community service, in accordance with Brazilian law.