A Global Compact to return migrants?

The latest draft of the Global Compact for Migration avoids mentioning the regularization of those who are already living in their destination country, which is a serious omission. Opinion piece by Camila Barretto Maia, Diego Morales y Raísa Ortiz Cetra.



The state should not favor any one creed

The Argentine Supreme Court ruling against religious education in Salta province’s public schools during school hours expands the development and scope of antidiscrimination law in Argentina. The decision confirms that the state must adopt a neutral stance with respect to the plurality of groups that coexist in democracy.


Religious education in public schools: Joint presentation before the Supreme Court

The laws permitting religious education in the public schools of Salta province violate human rights and Argentina’s constitution. CELS and five other members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), acting as friends of the court, made a presentation today before the Argentine Supreme Court. A joint press release follows.


“Migration policies achieve the opposite of what official discourse claims to seek”

In 2016, more than 5,000 migrants died in the Mediterranean. Many were attempting to reach the southern border of Spain, where deaths, disappearances and people wandering in search of their family members are a daily scene. Carlos Arce Jiménez, in Argentina under an agreement between the University of Córdoba (Spain), the University of Lanús’s Institute of Justice and Human Rights and CELS, talked to us about the responsibility of migration and border policies in this crisis.


Is renting possible?

Seven million people rent in Argentina. A normative framework for rent regulation and public policies that impact supply and guarantee the right to proper housing are necessary. Renters are often exposed to abusive practices by the real estate market and families are pushed toward informal rental markets and overcrowding.



This booklet traces the development of CELS’ work with migrants and refugees, the main achievements and pending challenges regarding migration policy, the changes effected by Argentina’s new migration law and the central role that social movements and human rights organizations played in that process.