Recognition, Redistribution and Popular Participation: Towards an Integrative Judicial Policy

Rio Grande do Sul holds Conversation Wheel on the Grilagem Law

March 29th, 2018

Several civil society movements and organizations have held talk about the 13.465 / 2017 Law and the negative impacts it brings to the country. The wheel took place on the last 27 of March, at the Central Cooperative of Settlements of RS (COCEARGS) in Porto Alegre / RS. There were representatives of indigenous, quilombola, landless and urban movements discussing the common and specific problems they have in defending their right to housing and their territories.

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At the time, a map of the land conflicts in Rio Grande do Sul was constructed. The challenge was also to understand how this Law can intensify them. Law 13.465 / 2017 is being discussed at the Federal Supreme Court for direct unconstitutionality actions initiated by the Federal Prosecutor's Office - MPF, Workers' Party-PT and Institute of Architects of Brazil-IAB. But since it was MP 759 several public institutions and sectors of civil society pointed out that it was harmful to Brazil, weakening environmental protection, the social right to housing and land and territory, going against the Federal Constitution.

This conversation was a promotion of the National Network of Lawyers and Popular-RENAP; SEMEAR- Advisory Center for Indigenous Peoples and Remnant Communities of Quilombos of SAJU / UFRGS; Justice-FJ Forum; University Legal Advisory Service / SAJU - UFRGS Federal University of Rio Grande Sul; Preserve Institute; Unemployed Workers Movement - BAT; Landless Rural Workers Movement; Indigenous Missionary Council - CIMI National Forum for Food and Nutrition Security of Traditional Peoples of African Matrix - FONSANPOTMA; Advisory Institute The Remnant Communities of Quilombo-IACOREQ; GEPIES - Study and Research Group on Interculturality and Southern Economies; Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia-FLD; and Movement of Dam-Affected Dams. And it had the support of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil - CNBB.

This initiative will continue in other circles of conversation and in the production of materials that inform about the Law and the criticism about it. Brazil suffers from the huge concentration of land and income and the norm in question will only make this situation worse. The population needs to be informed and organized in the face of this instrument contrary to their interests.