• Jun 26, 2014
    Member states of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) should press the Venezuelan government to immediately address the serious human rights problems the country is facing.
    Press release
  • Sep 2, 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.
    Press release
  • 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.
    Press release
  • May 17, 2013
    Jorge Rafael Videla participated in the March 24, 1976 coup d’etat, and acted as de facto president of Argentina until 1981. According to local human rights groups, approximately 30,000 people were “disappeared,” thousands were tortured and arbitrarily detained, and hundreds of babies were stolen and illegally appropriated by other families during the military dictatorship that ended in 1983.
    Press release
  • May 1, 2013

    Argentina should conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation into allegations of excessive use of force by the City of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police to disperse a demonstration at a public psychiatric hospital.

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  • Apr 24, 2013

    The Argentine Congress should reject proposals by the Fernández de Kirchner administration to reform the justice system because they would undermine judicial independence, Human Rights Watch said today.

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  • Aug 10, 2010
    Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care.
    Press release
  • Apr 18, 2008
    The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council concluded a two-week session in which it examined the records of 16 countries as part of the new Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
    Press release
  • Apr 6, 2008
    The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN member states over a four-year cycle.
    Press release
  • May 24, 2007
    Women in Tierra del Fuego now have fewer options to prevent pregnancy and risk giving birth to unwanted children than they did a month ago. Thanks to a judge in Ushuaia, poor women and adolescents in this province no longer have access to emergency contraceptive pills. But the ruling, to suspend free distribution of these pills via the public health sector, is based on scientific ignorance and will have dire consequences for the health and well-being of poor Argentinian women.
    Press release