Country Brazil
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 243 of the Constitution adopted in 1988, and amended in 2014, includes the following provisions: Rural and urban properties in any region of Brazil on which illegal cultivation of psychotropic plants or the exploitation of slave labor, as provided by law, are found shall be expropriated and destined for agrarian reform and programs of popular housing, without any compensation to the owner and without prejudice to other sanctions provided by law, observing, to the extent applicable, the provisions of Article 5.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil 1988 (amended in 2014) UN Women Constitutional Database


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