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Landmark Opportunity to End Harmful Policy

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Demonstrators hold up green handkerchiefs, which symbolize the abortion rights movement, during a demonstration in favor of legalizing abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 31, 2018.

Defendants Detained in Case Linked to 1994 Terrorist Attack

(Washington, DC) – The December 6, 2017, indictment by Judge Claudio Bonadio of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, her Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, and 10 others, for “treason” and “concealment” points to no evidence that would seem to…
A man walks by a sign that reads "Memory and Justice" next to the names of the victims of the 1994 Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) bombing
On May 3, the Argentine Supreme Court issued a controversial ruling on sentencing for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s last dictatorship, from 1976 to 1983. It ruled that Luis Muiña, convicted for torture and kidnappings committed in…
Demonstrators carry pictures of people who disappeared during Argentina's last military dictatorship at commemorations of the 41st anniversary of the coup that ushered in the dictatorship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 24, 2017.

Financial Crisis Threatens Basic Protections

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A protester holds up a sign next to relatives of some of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos during a march in Mexico City
Milagro Sala, a prominent social leader in Jujuy province, was detained on January 16 for participating in peaceful street protests in the center of San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital. Sala and other demonstrators had gathered to protest…

Backdrop for St. Petersburg Summit is Crackdown on Dissent

(Moscow) – 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. Russia set its priorities for its…

Don’t Let New Pact with Iran Impede Progress

(Washington, DC) 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…
(Washington, DC) – Human Rights Watch issued the following statement on the death on May 17, 2013 of the former Argentine military dictator Jorge Rafael Videla: Jorge Rafael Videla participated in the March 24, 1976 coup d’etat, and acted as de facto…

Allegations of Excessive Use of Force Over Demolition Work at Borda Hospital

(Washington, DC) – 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. Despite a…