Presentation of 2019 report on Human Rights in Argentina

CELS’ latest report on human rights in Argentina is now available. This edition coincides with the 40th anniversary of our institution, founded during the darkest days of the last dictatorship by relatives of detained, kidnapped and disappeared youths.

During the book launch on October 15th, a panel of distinguished specialists, lawmakers and community leaders shared their thoughts on the topics analyzed in this year’s report. The group of speakers –María Esperanza Casullo, Pablo Manzanelli, Diego Montón, Natalia Vinelli, Mabel Thwaites Rey, Horacio Pietragalla, Manuel Garrido, Leo Grosso, Juana Garay, Estela de Carlotto, Lita Boitano, Horacio Verbitsky and Gastón Chillier, under the coordination of María Florencia Alcaraz– was as heterogeneous as the struggles and demands that compose the movement of human rights in Argentina and the general consensus around it.

We choose to contemplate human rights as a paradigm whose power resides in the ability to question attempts to instill a restrictive notion of democracy in which economically excluding systems and heavy-handed governability are the only viable models. Inequality, the obstacles to political participation and the opacity of power mechanisms are three central axis for a broad discussion on the type of democracy that we choose to build today.

A summary of the report in English is available here and the full report in Spanish can be found here.

If you wish to watch the presentation, click on the image below.