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

Lethal in Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons

This report aims to raise awareness about the misuse and abuse of crowd-control weapons (CCWs), the detrimental health effects that these weapons can have, and the impact of their use on the meaningful enjoyment of freedom of assembly and expression.

56 pgs.
9 March 2016

Drawing the Line: Tackling Tensions Between Religious Freedom and Equality

This report by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) focuses on three specific areas that are the subject of litigation, public debate and policy discourse: religious freedom and the rights of LGBT individuals; religious freedom and reproductive rights; and religious freedom as expressed in appearance.

56 pgs.
1 September 2015

The Inter-American Human Rights System: Changing times, ongoing challenges

This book is the result of the experience gained by a group of human rights organizations that have extensive in-depth familiarity with problems on the ground and came together in an informal alliance in light of the need to develop new strategies to accompany the so-called “strengthening process” of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

334 pgs.
18 August 2015

The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights: The Experience in the Americas

This publication expands on a report regarding drug policy impact on human rights that was produced by organizations from numerous countries in the Americas, and presented at a regional hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in March 2014.

68 pgs
10 August 2015

Human Rights in Argentina: 2015 Report

This report was written in the run-up to the election of a new national government and 35 years after CELS’ founding. It documents the main gains made in the last few years and details the reforms that are pending to deepen social inclusion and the effective exercise of human rights.

640 pgs.
14 April 2015

Legal Clinic

This booklet summarizes the history and principal milestones of the Human Rights Legal Clinic, created in 1994 by CELS and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) to provide professional training for law students while promoting human rights.

80 pgs.
18 November 2013

Take Back the Streets: Repression and Criminalization of Protest around the World

This publication attempts to address some of the gaps in public debate about the state’s responsibility toward the protection of the right to protest and assembly. We relate nine case studies from the nine countries about how governments have responded to diverse kinds of protest and public assembly.

69 pgs.
20 October 2013


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.

85 pgs.
19 October 2013