The Internal War: How the fight against drugs is militarizing Latin America

How and why is the region militarizing? What is the role of the United States? What is changing in the way police and military forces are trained and equipped? This publication contributes specific data to analyze the extent to which the doctrine of “new threats” affects security policies and has negative consequences for human rights.


61 pgs.
19 November 2018

The state of economic, social and cultural rights in Argentina

This document compiles the information sent to the UN committee evaluating Argentina’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In a context of economic crisis, fiscal adjustment and preexisting structural limitations, the outlook is worrisome.


10 pgs.
18 September 2018

The right to privacy in the digital age

The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) submitted its reflections on the challenges posed by privacy in the digital age to the UN Human Rights Committee.


11 pgs.
20 April 2018

Human Rights in Argentina: 2017 Report

This is the twenty-first report on human rights in Argentina edited by the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS). It is being presented at a very particular time, since a number of decisions, measures and events are adversely affecting critical items on the human rights agenda as well as protection mechanisms.


285 pgs.
23 November 2017

National Consensus for Decent Habitat

The National Consensus for Decent Habitat proposes a broad and critical debate and the implementation of ten policies and strategies aimed at guaranteeing the right to adequate urban and rural habitat in Argentina.


14 pgs.
7 June 2017

Latin American State Responses to Social Protest

State measures that seek to restrict protests through regulation, criminalization and the use of force have a negative impact on democratic life. This study analyzes the issue in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.


62 pgs.
2 March 2017

National Organizations: Key Players in Forging Mandela Rules

The revision of the UN’s Standard Minimum Rules (SMRs) for the Treatment of Prisoners underscored the relevant role that national organizations from the Global South and North can play in setting international standards – and implementing them.


4 pgs.
15 December 2016

Surveillance and Democracy: Chilling Tales from Around the World

This report offers a ground-level view of some of the ways surveillance, and digital electronic surveillance in particular, is impacting on the lives of citizens and residents in ten countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


122 pgs.
1 December 2016

10 reasons to legalize early abortion

This publication sets forth ten arguments for legalizing early abortion in Argentina and other countries. The material can be downloaded in Spanish and in English.


15 October 2016

Operation Condor: A criminal conspiracy to forcibly disappear people

This publication analyzes Operation Condor’s particular characteristics and traces back the cases that, after 16 years, culminated in a verdict on May 27, 2016. In this trial, the voices of hundreds of witnesses were heard, contributing testimony regarding 172 victims of Operation Condor and Automotores Orletti, the most important clandestine detention center for the Operation’s victims in Argentina.


24 May 2016

Human Rights in Argentina: 2016 Report

During its first 100 days in office, the Cambiemos governing coalition made decisions that had an impact on human rights in Argentina. Over ten chapters, we analyze the events and debates that took place between January 2015 and April 2016 and propose the reforms and decisions needed to tackle the rights violations that persist in our country.


336 pgs.
30 April 2016