Horacio Verbitsky presented his apologies and requested a leave of absence. With this granted by the Board of Directors, vice president Sofia Tiscornia is now CELS’ acting president.
Through this message we reject all type of favoritism or privilege-led action.
POST is our latest contribution to analyzing how Covid-19 has critically affected human rights, heightening existing factors of previous situations of violations in a rapidly transforming panorama.
Tex played a crucial role in compiling and disseminating information about Argentinian human rights violations abroad during the last civilian and military dictatorship.
Towards the end of 2019, CELS decided to make a rotation in management and the board of directors named Paula Livatchky as the new executive director.
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.
Shifting to local community funding is possible in Latin America, as our incipient experience shows. Can more organizations make such similar shifts in a sustainable way?
Argentina is known globally for its hard-fought Memory, Truth and Justice process over the crimes committed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. But numerous other human rights achievements have been enshrined in the country’s constitution, laws, regulations and jurisprudence over the years. Today, some of those are at risk.
On Monday, December 4, the 2017 Annual Report edited by Siglo XXI will become available. The prologue, which we are sharing in advance, calls attention to decisions, measures and events that adversely affect critical items on the human rights agenda as well as protection mechanisms. The government response to grave incidents, repeated incidents of repression and discourses about present-day threats and episodes from the past put the human rights consensuses achieved in Argentina on alert. These have been compounded by judicial decisions that take aim at some of the pillars of democracy. This situation requires safeguarding human rights principles from the dynamic of overall polarization.