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  •  Title: National Truth Commission (NTC), Brazil prepares to confront its past trans
Description:  Brazil has established a National Truth Commission (NTC) to investigate the country’s military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last week. But opposition groups have yet to be convinced. Human rights minister Paulo Vannuchi asked UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navanethem Pillay, to write a technical report on the Brazilian human rights programme and, hoping to pre-empt any criticism, later declared that he hopes she will certify that the programme follows international guidelines. President Lula has established a working group to prepare the NTC. Six people, representing home affairs, justice, human rights, defence and civil society will first have to come to an agreement.