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Argument to the Supreme Court of Argentina on International Standards on Juvenile Detention

Human Rights Watch filed an amicus brief in the case of García Méndez, Emilio and Musa, Laura Cristina s/case No. 7537 that is now before the Supreme Court of Argentina. We argue that the system by which Argentine judges authorize the detention of…
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August saw one of the year's most positive developments in human rights: The reopening of the trials of military officers responsible for gross violations of human rights during Argentina's "dirty war" (1976-1983). In mid-August, both houses of Argentina…