Democracy is improved with more democracy

In Argentina we need to collectively build a society and a political system based on respect for diversity and without violence, based on the consensus built with Nunca Más (Never Again), but we need to improve our way of life with expansion of rights always at the forefront. Joint statement with dozens of civil society organizations in our country.


Más que nunca’s book release at teatro picadero

With Lef Nawel, Juan Ruocco, Dina Sánchez, Ángela Urondo Raboy, and Paula Litvachky on stage, before a full audience, we delved into the debates put forth in the new book published by CELS and Siglo XXI.


2023: shaping the future of democracy with human rights

Celebrations and debates will mark the 40th anniversary of Argentina’s democracy on December 10. From CELS, we are proposing content and spaces for participation to foster the collective momentum to navigate the challenges we are facing today.

Message from CELS

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.


New Book on Human Rights During the Pandemic

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.


Human Rights in Argentina: Our 2017 report in broad strokes

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.


In defense of the agreements forged in democracy

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.