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Following in Milagro Sala’s footsteps, businessman and prominent Kirchnerite Lázaro Báez will also be approaching the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to accuse the Argentine State of violating his rights and detaining him “illegitimately” since his arrest in April.…

We presented an updated proposal for a new National Anti-Discrimination Law recently, a proposal that many in non-profit and activism circles have been working on for ten years. We meet in Congress periodically to chip away at progress on consensus …

On the surface, yesterday’s press conference celebrating the discovery of so-called “Grandchild 121” was a joyous occasion, in which one more feather was added to the bow of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. But the conference’s vocal criticism of

The debate surrounding detention conditions for those convicted of crimes against humanity for their actions during the Argentina’s military dictatorship was brought to the fore once again this morning when Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj said that granting house arrest …

A group of City lawmaker and trans activists are putting pressure on the Buenos Aires City legislature to pass a law promoting public sector employment of members of the trans community.

Organizations are meeting at 7 PM tonight in the …

While Macri gathered high-powered CEOs from around the world in downtown Buenos Aires to herald a bright financial future for a “new Argentina”, human rights groups from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered on the other side of the …

In a discussion regarding Argentina’s social issues with journalist Cecilia González for Mexican News Agency Notimex, President Mauricio Macri shut down the discussion of possibly decriminalizing abortion in Argentina while saying that the possibilities of ending drug trafficking and legalizing …

During his election campaign and now, with over six months of presidential selfies behind him, President Mauricio Macri has talked a good game on human rights. A good game, not an inspiring one. As dry as his speeches irrefutably can …

During the military expeditions known as the “Conquista Del Desierto” in Southern Argentina (1879-1884) thousands of indigenous people who lived in the region were killed by Argentine troops. Thousands more were captured and taken into slavery and between …

The Argentine government agreed to open its arms to 3000 Syrian refugees fleeing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises to date. Despite concerns over the lack of financing and infrastructure, it looks like it is actually going …