Brazilian officials are in Geneva Wednesday to defend their country's record before the U.N. Human Rights Commission.
The officials are expected to report to the commission during a two-day meeting. The commission has said it will ask the officials to explain measures Brazil is taking to stop corruption, which the United Nations says contributes to impunity for violators of human rights.
The commission says it has information extrajudicial executions are being committed by the police and disguised as lawful actions. It has also asked Brazil to explain the increase in the number of deaths caused by police actions.
The review comes one day after the human rights group Amnesty International reported that Brazil has scarcely improved its human rights record over the past decade.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.