PGR manifests itself upon request to close border with Venezuela

O pedido para que seja fechada temporariamente a fronteira com a Venezuela foi feito pelo estado de Roraima
18/04/2018 18h27 - Updated 18/04/2018 18h27
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The Attorney General's Office (PGR) He spoke out against the request of the Roraima state to be temporarily closed the border with Venezuela. For the deputy attorney general's office Luciano Mariz Maia, signing the document sent to the Supreme Court (STF), the request to close the border or limit the number of refugees entering Brazil frontally violates international human rights obligations assumed by the country.

The temporary order blocking the border between Brazil and Venezuela was sent to the Supreme Court by the state of Roraima in 13 of April. I did not order, the state argues that the federal government has been omitted before the explosion of migration. In closing, action calls for the Union to promote administrative measures in the police control area, health and health surveillance in the state, transfer additional resources to meet the costs of Venezuelans and limit the inflow of refugees in the country.

While recognizing the significant increase in migration of Venezuelans in recent months, the PGR emphasizes that the protection of refugees in Brazil is defined initially by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The international treaty requires that every person has the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries without suffering persecution.

Besides that, the interruption of the border violate many other international historical agreements to which Brazil is a signatory, as the American Convention on Human Rights and the Geneva Convention, Resolutions as PGR.

"The closure of the border frontally offend both the protection of refugees and the Brazilian migration policy, resulting in increased illegal entry and illegal residence of these individuals, which would worsen the social situation in the region ", He wrote Deputy Attorney General of the Republic.

According to the PGR, the measure meets also to Brazilian standards, as the Law of Migration, which states that the Brazilian policy is governed by the principle of humanitarian welcomed.

Yesterday (17), Minister Rosa Weber to, do STF, given term 30 days for the Union to speak on the request made by the governor of Roraima, Suely Campos, for the Court to determine the temporary closure of the border with Venezuela.

For the same period, Rosa Weber also ordered the parties to express about a possible reconciliation of the issue by the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Federal Administration, agency coordinated by the Union Attorney General (AGU).


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