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

Brief Description

Article 7 of the Constitution adopted in 1988, and amended in 2014, includes the following provisions: Everyone is equal before the law, with no distinction whatsoever, guaranteeing to Brazilians and foreigners residing in the Country the inviolability of the rights to life, liberty, equality, security and property, on the following terms:
III. no one shall be submitted to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment;
XLIII. the law shall regard as crimes not subject to bail, clemency or amnesty, the practice of torture, illicit trafficking in narcotics and similar drugs, terrorism, and those crimes defined as heinous; liable for these crimes are those giving the commands, those executing these commands, and those who, although able to avoid the crimes, fail to do so;
XLVII.there shall be no penalties
c. of forced labor;
e.that are cruel;
LXVIII.habeas corpus shall be granted whenever a person suffers or is threatened with suffering violence or coercion in his freedom of movement through illegality or abuse of power;

Source of Information

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


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