Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Brazil
Posted February 23, 2021
SAR submitted the below report to the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for consideration by the upcoming 69th pre-sessional working group, expressing concerns and issuing recommendations in light of recent attacks on higher education in Brazil.
The submission on Brazil addresses the significant pressures facing the higher education community over the past three years from politicians energized by populist sentiment. SAR recommends that the committee raise concerns with Brazil’s State party representatives about university budget cuts, executive actions eroding university autonomy, and the demonization of higher education officials.