Supreme Court rules the “2 for 1” benefit is not applicable to crimes against humanity
The high court ruled on the case of Rufino Batalla, convicted to 13 years in prison for the kidnapping, torture and murder of Laura Carlotto and Olga Noemí Casado, and who had requested that the “2 for 1” sentence reduction provision be applied to his case. By determining it was inapplicable, the Supreme Court modified the criteria it had utilized in the Muiña ruling, which prompted widespread repudiation and led to the approval of a new law.
Milagro Sala: Supreme Court ordered that Jujuy’s judiciary comply with the Inter-American Court’s provisional measures
In a unanimous ruling, the Argentine Supreme Court enjoined the judiciary of Jujuy province to urgently adopt the measures needed to safeguard the life, personal integrity and health of Milagro Sala, as ordered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Legal abortion: Legislating for the future
CELS participated in the last hearing in Congress on legal abortion. Edurne Cárdenas spoke there about the need to guarantee access to this right.
Ancestral lands: the Inter-American Court will intervene for the first time in a case from Argentina
An emblematic case for guaranteeing the rights of indigenous peoples in our country has been brought before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Peru: Fujimori’s pardon violates international and inter-American standards
FIDH, CELS and Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo present an amicus curiae brief before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, demonstrating the incompatibility of the pardon granted to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori with international and inter-American human rights standards.
IACHR session: Memory, truth and justice, labor rights, Milagro Sala and Lhaka Honhat
Next week the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold its 165th session in Montevideo. CELS will participate with other organizations in two public hearings and two work meetings with representatives of the IACHR and the Argentine state.
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.
Banding together to defeat Argentina’s utterly unfit candidate to the IACHR
Published by openDemocracy, this opinion piece analyzes the joint work and individual strategies that different Argentine, regional and international organizations used to convince OAS member states to reject Argentina’s candidate to the IACHR, Carlos Horacio de Casas.
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.
We support doubling the budget of the Inter-American Human Rights System
Last year the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) suffered the worst financial crisis in its history, despite the fact that the Inter-American Human Rights System has served as a blueprint for the development of other regional mechanisms.
120 organizations ask Argentine state to withdraw Carlos Horacio de Casas’ candidacy to IACHR
The career of Carlos Horacio de Casas, candidate for membership on the IACHR, has no ties to the defense or promotion of human rights, but rather to corporate, economic criminal and tax law. We contest his candidacy.
Milagro Sala: One year of arbitrary detention
Joint press release by CELS, Amnistía Internacional and ANDHES.
Brutal police operation and torture of Nam Qom community in Formosa: hearing before IACHR
A hearing will be held before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regarding violence against the Nam Qom community in August 2002 and the lack of state response.
The lessons of Ayotzinapa: International investigators talk about the case
Carlos Beristain and Claudia Paz y Paz, members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) that investigated the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, visited Argentina.
The detention of Milagro Sala: Human rights organizations seek precautionary measures from the IACHR
Argentine social activist Milagro Sala stands accused of inciting the crime of obstructing traffic in relation to a protest she helped organize, and of sedition for resisting a provincial measure related to the work of cooperatives in which she participates.
The Inter-American Human Rights System: Changing times, ongoing challenges
Autor/a: CELS, Conectas Direitos Humanos, Dejusticia, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), Fundar
The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights: The Experience in the Americas