Human Rights Observatory Working Group: General Presentation


Versão Brasileira:



The Instituto Memória e Direitos Humanos (Institute for Memory and Human Rights, or IMDH) created the Human Rights Observatory to collect information on human rights violations and contribute to their protection and promotion. The IMDH/UFSC Observatory Working Group is composed of professors, technical-administrative staff and students from different areas of UFSC and UDESC. Its objective is to promote and develop research and extension activities of a multidisciplinary nature in the area of Human Rights, aiming to produce knowledge with academic and social impact.

Developed activities

University Extension

Activities in progress

    • 2021-2023 and 2023-2025 Participation as counselor in the State Council for Human Rights of Santa Catarina.

 Finished Activities

    • 2023 Event: Police Violence in Florianópolis
    • 2022 Course Human Rights and International Advocacy
    • 2021-2022 Report: Dimensions of Institutional Violence for the Periodic Review of Human Rights Council Universal in ONU
    • 2020-2021 Lecture series “Latin America: pandemic, militarization and human rights.
    • 2020-2021 Mapping of actors in Human Rights.


In progress

    • 2020 Public Defenders Project in Latin America: formal and practical dimensions of human rights promotion
    • 2023 Representations of Violence: society and Public Security Agents in Florianópolis – Santa Catarina (previously: 2022 Observatory of Human Rights: the representation of the performance of Public Security agents in the city of Florianópolis)
    • 2020 Human Rights, Pluralism and Democracy Project

Activities carried out with the support of IMDH

University Extension-Research

    • Infovirus – Pandemic and Prisons


More details of the activities in the Brazilian version page