Federal Justice Dismissed Kevin Guerra for his Statements on Twitter
National Gendarmerie had pressed charges against the 20 year old in April 2020 as a result of activities of mass surveillance on social media officially referred to as “cyber patrols”. He was dismissed in late 2020.
Social protest: Police violence against photographers and journalists
The SiPreBA media workers trade union and CELS published a report documenting cases of people injured, detained and charged with crimes while documenting protests in 2017.
Privacy at risk: Telegram sanctioned in Russia for protecting its users
The Russian government fined Telegram and could block use of the instant messaging app, because the company refused to grant it access to users’ communications. Members of INCLO, including CELS, seek to curb such measures.
WTO in Buenos Aires: Petitions for habeas corpus, habeas data and access to information
What information was gathered to decide which activists and organizations should be kept from participating in the WTO Ministerial Conference, and how was it collected? We present a set of habeas data petitions and a request for access to information.
The Argentine state will be evaluated at the UN
National organizations presented their assessments for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a peer evaluation of the human rights situation in each of the UN’s 193 member states. Argentina will be evaluated in early November.
Fontevecchia: Argentina does not acknowledge its obligations at the Inter-American Court
At a hearing before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Fontevecchia case, the Argentine state used the argument of separation of powers to try to justify not complying with its international obligations.
Human rights crisis in Venezuela
The Venezuelan government did not protect the right to life and restricted the rights to freedom of expression, of assembly and of political participation. The United States government imposed new legal and financial sanctions on the country. The situation requires the international community’s active commitment to support Venezuela in finding a sovereign way out of the crisis.
Mexican government spies on critical voices
In the midst of a wave of unpunished violence against journalists and human rights defenders, it has come to light that the Mexican government is running surveillance and spying on members of the press, activists and political parties. Human rights organizations are calling for an investigation of these acts by a panel of independent experts.
OAS must reject the Argentine candidate for the IACHR
The countries of the OAS must elect new commissioners to the IACHR. In February we formally objected to the Argentine state’s candidate. In addition, two ex-presidents of the IACHR, an international panel of independent experts and more than 60 scholars rejected his candidacy.