Brazil is the world’s sixth-largest economy, home to the world’s largest population of African descent outside the continent, has strong historical and cultural ties to Africa, and has continuously occupied, in Haiti, a leadership position in one of the UN largest peacekeeping operations. Yet

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping
Author: Paulo Cavallo

been signed worldwide between 1991 and 2000 in an effort to protect foreign investors. 1 A number of countries have signed many BITs, some of which did well and some of which did not. Yet the literature has neglected the important and intriguing case of Brazil, a country that did well in terms of

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

1 Introduction Arbitration is an alternative method of dispute resolution in which the parties allow a private tribunal to decide their dispute, making a legally binding decision. 1 Such concept has been embraced by the Brazilian legal system, 2 nevertheless, the development of arbitration in

In: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

1 Introduction Brazil represents a compelling case in international human rights law and, more specifically, on issues related to freedom of religion or belief. On the one hand, the country plays a prominent role in international relations, as it is a Founding Member of the United Nations

In: Religion & Human Rights

Introduction Brazil has returned to the world headlines, this time because Jair Bolsonaro, a grotesque and until-now marginal, far-right politician, won 55.7 per cent of the vote in the second-round general elections in October 2018. Perhaps most striking about this latest triumph of reaction is

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Felipe Dias

Introduction This article seeks to investigate the ways in which Brazilian elites in two different provinces in the first half of the nineteenth century articulated ideas of race and labor. I use the term “race” here in agreement with how Brazilians deployed this concept in the nineteenth

In: Comparative Sociology
Author: Mark Meuwese

The Dutch attempt to conquer Iberian-controlled Brazil from 1624 to 1654 is often characterized as a lengthy violent conflict. The Dutch invasion of northeastern Brazil was part of the ambitious plan of the Dutch West India Company to wrest control of the Portuguese Empire in Brazil and West Africa

In: The Specter of Peace

unmistakable sign of power, not so much of Christ but of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. In the midst of fifty bishops and archbishops, Cardinal Sebastião Leme (1882–1942), Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, stated that ‘either the State . . . will recognize the God of the people or the people will not

In: International Journal of Public Theology

1 Introduction The number and the diversity of refugees and asylum seekers in Brazil have been increasing exponentially since 2010 – the average of asylum seekers raised 900 % in this period. In 2015, Brazil had 8,400 refugees and 12,668 asylum seekers. These numbers are small in comparison to

In: World of Diasporas: Different Perceptions on the Concept of Diaspora

investment provisions contained in seven bilateral treaties recently signed by Brazil with other developing countries, in Africa and Latin America. The conclusion of these agreements, referred to as ‘Cooperation and Investment Facilitation Agreements’ (CIFAs), 2 reflects efforts by Brazil to produce an

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade