We requested information on how the use of these stun guns will be regulated from the governments of the city and province of Buenos Aires and of the nation. The “lesser lethality” of Tasers cannot serve as an excuse to expand the grounds for using police force.
The government modified regulations on the use of firearms by security force members. The move weakens judicial oversight, and the broad nature of what is defined as an “imminent danger” justifies and enables the abusive use of lethal force.
This is an opportunity for the high court to reverse the impunity in this case and send a clear message on how the state must guarantee the right to protest.
Residents of the Flores neighborhood protested at police precinct 38 over serious incidents that they attributed to the historic collusion between police and illegal businesses and the existence of “lawless areas.” The city government responded to those reports with the traditional approach of greater police presence and more ID checks.
Dialogue between the UN Human Rights Committee and the Argentine state regarding compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.