• In 2013, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner secured passage of legislation that severely undermined judicial independence, although the Supreme Court subsequently struck down some of its key aspects. A vibrant but increasingly polarized debate exists in Argentina between the government and its critics. However, the Fernández administration has sanctioned individuals for publishing unofficial inflation statistics challenging official ones, and has failed to adopt rules regarding the distribution of public advertising funds. There is no national law regulating access to information. Other ongoing human rights concerns include police abuse, poor prison conditions, torture, and failure to protect indigenous rights. 

  • Sep 3, 2013
    Leaders of G20 countries should take concrete action to show support for human rights and civil society during the G20 summit in St. Petersburg. They should meet nongovernmental organizations, for example.
  • Jul 18, 2013
    The government of Argentina should ensure that the agreement it signed with Iran to create a truth commission to investigate the 1994 deadly attack against a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires does not prevent progress in national criminal investigations, Human Rights Watch said today, on the 19th anniversary of the bombing.

Reports

  • Lack of Accountability for Reproductive Rights in Argentina
  • Women’s Access to Contraceptives and Abortion in Argentina
  • The Argentine Government's Failure to Back Trials of Human Rights Violators

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