Implementing SDG Target 16.4: Illicit Arms Flows, Diversion, and Corruption in Rio de Janeiro

Caroline Gonçalves and Kai Michael Kenkel

'On 14 March 2018, Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes were shot dead in an execution-style killing. Franco was a well-known human rights advocate whose personal background reflected the groups she fought for: a black lesbian woman raised in poverty in one the city’s most notorious favelas (slums), Maré. Her assassination made news across the world and led to major local protests. Just days before Franco’s killing, she had been named to head a committee overseeing the Federal Armed Forces’ intervention following yet another breakdown in Rio’s decades-long public security crisis...'

Keywords: SDGs Diversion Corruption Rio de Janeiro