A dignidade da vida como princípio condutor da construção da justiça social

Translated title of the contribution: Human life dignity as a principle for social justice

Jailson de Souza e Silva, Fernando Lannes Fernandes

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In this chapter we explore the challenges haitian migrants face to achieve social justice in Brazil. For that we explore the different dimensions of violence, which is a structuring component of social injustices in Brazilian society. We engage in a critical analysis of core mechanisms that contribute to reproduce inequalities in Brazil: racism, patriarchalism, sexism and patrimonialism. We conclude by highlighting that a response to such distinct forms of violence is the principle of human life dignity in which justice, fraternity and citizenship are paramount.
Translated title of the contributionHuman life dignity as a principle for social justice
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationAcesso à justiça
Subtitle of host publicationReafirmando direitos para as populações haitianas no Brasil
EditorsHeloisa Melino, Ismane Desrosiers
Place of PublicationRio de Janeiro
PublisherEditora Periferias
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9786587799285
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • Global South
  • Migration
  • Haiti
  • Brazil
  • Social Justice
  • Human Dignity


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