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Title: Brazil and the transnational human rights movement, 1964-1985
Author: Grimaldi, Anna Isabella
ISNI:       0000 0004 8505 3266
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2019
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The following PhD thesis asks whether Brazilians, as actors of the Global South, contributed to our current human rights regime and the emergence of 'third-generation' rights. It begins by identifying a Brazilian theory of human rights, based on the ontologies of liberation theologians and theories of 'oppression', and argues that through the activity of liberationist clergymen and political exiles in Europe, these ideas came to form part of the global narrative and vision for the future of human rights. By employing a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse solidarity activism, campaign posters, petitions, and newspaper articles, this research reveals that human rights solidarity activism was a vital space of intellectual exchange and the source of various elements of our contemporary human rights norms. Over time, it was found that European coverage and promotion of human rights in Brazil expanded its focus on the 'political prisoner' and 'violating state' to also defend the struggles of workers, peasants, indigenous peoples, students and other minorities, as well as denouncing poverty, inequality, environmental damage, foreign national interests and the rise of multinational companies.
Supervisor: Pereira, Anthony Wynne ; De Carvalho, Vinicius Mariano Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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