Brazil truth commission to limit scope to actions of government Keith Herting at 11:13 AM ET
[JURIST] Brazil's National Truth Commission [official website, in Portuguese] announced Monday that it will limit its inquiry to human rights abuses committed by the government [press release, in Portuguese] under Brazil's military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. There were some within the nation that hoped that the commission would also look at abuses by leftist guerrilla groups that were in conflict with the regime. According to their statement, the commission's organic statute [materials, in Portuguese] does not give the body any legal authority to investigate actions of individuals who were not acting on behalf of the government.
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