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Omega's publications provide researchers, policy makers and the media with information, data and policy recommendations which are independent and rigorously researched using open sources.

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Brazil: Technical Memorandum on the Regulation of the Use of Force in the Prison and Socioeducational Systems
Human rights-based analysis of existing use of force protocols. Available in Portuguese.
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The manufacture, trade and regulation of law enforcement and security equipment in Brazil
New report examining the manufacture, trade, and use of law enforcement weapons and equipment in Brazil. Available in English and Portuguese.
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Handbook on Handcuffs and Other Instruments of Restraint in Court Hearings
This handbook aims to assist the judiciary limit the use of instruments of restraint to exceptional circumstances.
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Brazil: Technical Note on Bill 6433
A joint technical note by the Omega Research Foundation and Justiça Global, analysing Bill 6433 from a human rights perspective. Bill 6433 seeks to authorise the use of electric shock weapons against juveniles deprived of their liberty in Brazil.
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Tools of Torture and Repression in South America: Use, manufacture and trade. July 2016
Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Countries researched: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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