State Violence in Brazil: A Study of Crimes of May 2006 in Transitional Justice and Forensic Anthropology Perspectives. (Newton Award)

A collaboration between the Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Centre (CAAF) of the Federal University of São Paulo and the University of Oxford’s Latin American Centre. The project will examine the 43 homicides in Baixada Santista (São Paulo) in May 12-20, 2006. Despite numerous demonstrations by the victims' families and human rights advocacy organizations, they have not received information on the events and the main suspects (state officials) have not faced conviction. The aim of the project is to reveal the continued state violence and persistent impunity long after the end of the dictatorship and to consider pathways for reducing them. Supported by the British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant Agreement.