Joint statement by more than 60 organizations in the Americas regarding the situation in Brazil and its consequences for human rights.
The judges determined that the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) adopted by the national government to modify the country’s Migration Law is unconstitutional because it does not comply with the requirements for this kind of decree and because the changes go against migrants’ rights.
The murder of Brazilian human rights defender Marielle Franco is an extremely grave incident that has caused concern in Argentina and throughout the region.
Twelve years after the fact, the justice system convicted three officials from the Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service for the 33 deaths that occurred in a fire at the Magdalena prison. For the first time, high-ranking officials from the provincial penitentiary service received long sentences for a prison blaze and its consequences.
Human rights organizations repudiate this maneuver that conceals another attempt to benefit the repressors. The Federal Penitentiary Service, which reports to the national Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, sent a list of 1,111 detained persons who, due to their time spent in prison, qualify for parole or house arrest with electronic monitoring. The document included 96 people convicted of crimes against humanity.
The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented a report on housing strategies that promote socioeconomic equality and inclusion. It mentions examples from numerous countries, including Argentina.
The SiPreBA media workers trade union and CELS published a report documenting cases of people injured, detained and charged with crimes while documenting protests in 2017.