Majority of Brazil top court votes against indigenous land claim restrictions

6 of 11 justices rejected the proposal
calendar icon 22 September 2023
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A majority on Brazil's Supreme Court has voted against a cut-off date limiting Indigenous land claims, a restriction sought by the country's powerful farm lobby to block rights to land that Indigenous people did not live on in 1988, reported Reuters.

The top court said 6 of its 11 justices rejected that deadline on the grounds that it was unconstitutional, and two judges voted to introduce the limit to end land conflicts and give farmers juridical security.

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