Population, citizenship and human rights in Brazil: elements for a system of indicators

Jose Eustáquio Diniz Alves, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

This paper aims to present elements and alternatives for the construction of a human rights system of indicators for Brazil that contributes to the evolution of full citizenship in the country. We plan to: 1) discuss the formation process of “incomplete citizenship”; 2) the limitations in implanting human rights; 3) explicit or implicit population policies; 4) the shortcomings of national statistics. The IBGE is an internationally accredited institute given the quality of its statistical work. Nonetheless, much is still needed so that a national system of human rights indicators can be established in Brazil. Thus, based not only on a diagnosis of the evolution of human rights in Brazil but also on the assessment of demographic censuses and household surveys conducted by IBGE, as well as and on administrative records, this paper aims to illustrate the directions towards the construction of a system of human rights indicators for the nation.

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Presented in Session 74: Demography, human rights and ethics