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Summary When the Argentine Senate narrowly rejected a bill to decriminalize abortion in 2018, the country missed a historic opportunity to advance sexual and reproductive rights. Rejection of the reform has left women, girls and pregnant people in…
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As the G20 Summit approaches and world leaders get ready to meet in Buenos Aires on Friday, a cloud of suspicion looms over Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. His visit to Argentina was supposed to help him rebuild his shattered…
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War Crimes, Torture Allegations Under Scrutiny

  (Buenos Aires) – The Argentine judiciary on November 28, 2018, took steps toward a formal investigation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s possible responsibility for war crimes in Yemen and alleged torture of…
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Human Rights Watch Files with Argentine Federal Prosecutor

  (Buenos Aires) – Argentine judicial authorities have begun examining a submission concerning the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in connection with alleged war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in…
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On March 24, United States President Barack Obama finishes a two-day visit to Argentina. The visit  coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Argentine military coup, which ushered in an era of brutal attacks on people perceived as dissidents, including…
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In five days I will be addressing Argentina's House of Representatives about abortion. The occasion is as deliberately momentous as it is intentionally inconsequential. On the one hand, this is the first time Argentina's national congress has debated the…
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Illusions of Care Lack of Accountability for Reproductive Rights in Argentina Summary Recommendations Methodology I. Background History and Past Research Developments Since 2005 II.…
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Slack Implementation and Lack of Oversight Causes Suffering and Death

(Buenos Aires) - Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.   The 53-page report, "Illusions of Care: Lack of…
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The decision of a female judge in Ushuaia, who suspended free distribution of emergency contraceptive pills, is based in scientific ignorance

(New York) - 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…
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Decision Ends 20 Years of Impunity

(Washington, D.C.) – The conviction of a former police official who brutally tortured detainees during Argentina’s “dirty war” (1976-1983) is a landmark victory for Argentine justice, Human Rights Watch said today. A federal court in Buenos Aires…
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(Washington, DC) — The trial tomorrow of a former police commissioner on charges of illegal arrest and torture during Argentina's “dirty war” marks the end of 20 years of impunity under amnesty laws annulled one year ago, Human Rights Watch said today.…
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It's been a long time since the days of back-alley abortions in the U.S. Perhaps that's why South Dakota Gov. Michael Rounds signed into law a ban against abortion in his state, with one narrow exception: protecting the life of the pregnant woman.…
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Barriers to Contraceptives and Abortion Cause Severe Health Consequences

(Buenos Aires) - Argentina's restrictions on access to contraceptives and abortion threaten women's fundamental rights to life, health and equality, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 85-page report, "Decisions Denied: Women's…
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Decisions Denied Women's Access to Contraceptives and Abortion in Argentina I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Argentina To Donors To the Federation of Argentine Societies…
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Supreme Court’s Long-Awaited Ruling Allows Prosecution of ‘Dirty War’ Crimes

(Buenos Aires) — The Argentine Supreme Court’s decision today to strike down the country’s amnesty laws is a landmark victory against impunity for gross human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. The two amnesty laws had blocked the…
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(Washington D.C.) — Argentina's commemoration of its 1976 military coup reflects the considerable progress the country has made in addressing past human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Argentine President Néstor Kirchner participated in…
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(Washington, D.C.) - The Argentine Senate’s vote to annul the country’s amnesty laws is a major victory for justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The vote to strike down the laws, held on Thursday morning, was 43 to 7 with one abstention. “The feeling…