Articulation between organizations that, since 2010, has been working on the human rights agenda, criminal justice and public security through their influence on the Legislative Power, debates and campaigns
Along with organizations that also work to build a less selective criminal justice system, the access to Justice and the guarantee of human rights, we founded the Criminal Justice Network. Seven civil society organizations are part of this articulation: Centro de Estudos de Segurança e Cidadania (CESeC), Conectas Direitos Humanos; Gabinete de Assessoria Jurídica às Organizações Populares (GAJOP); Instituto de Defensores de Direitos Humanos (DDH), Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD); Sou da Paz Institute; Instituto Terra, Trabalho e Cidadania (ITTC); Justiça Global and IDEAS. This Network establishes common themes and goals to guide its activities with the national Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Powers annually demanding measures from public agents to make the criminal justice system more balanced and in line with the guarantees provided in the Federal Constitution.
Our participation in this network, formed by several Brazilian organizations, with the support from Open Society Foundations and the Jacob and Betty Lafer Social Fund, also opened the door for the IDDD to become part of the Red Regional para la Justicia Previa al Juicio de América Latina (Regional Network for Pre-Trial Justice in Latin America), a similar articulation that brings together civil society organizations from different Latin American countries that seek to reduce the abusive use of pre-trial detention in their countries.
Since 2015, IDDD has been responsible for the administrative and financial management of the Network.
Watch the video of the campaign “Mass incarceration is not justice”, held in 2017, by RJC: