Argentina

Criminalisation of social protests debated during IACHR hearing

The increased repression against peaceful protests was the subject of discussion during the past Inter-American Commision on Human Rights hearing held in Colombia. Read more

Criminalisation of social protests debated during IACHR hearing

Excessive force used during protests against pension reforms later passed by Congress

Thousands took to the streets to reject a government-proposed pension reform and were met with excessive force by security forces. Read more

Excessive force used during protests against pension reforms later passed by Congress

Argentinian government limits civic participation in WTO meeting

The Argentinian government rejected the accreditation of several CSO representatives planning on participating in the WTO meeting in Buenos Aires. Read more

 Argentinian government limits civic participation in WTO meeting

Activist Santiago Maldonado - allegedly a victim of enforced disappearance

During a protest in the province of Chubut, activist Santiago Maldonado was reportedly the victim of enforced disappearance. Read more

Activist Santiago Maldonado - allegedly a victim of enforced disappearance

Peaceful assembly rights undermined by police use of excessive force

Argentinians continue to demonstrate and protest and are met with excessive force by the police. Read more

Peaceful assembly rights undermined by police use of excessive force

Police use excessive force to disperse teachers' protest

During March and April Argentina was the scenario of several demonstrations and protests that ended with clashes with the Police. Read more

Police use excessive force to disperse teachers' protest

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

On 7th March 2017, Channel 2 cameraman, Alejandro Muñoz, was filming a demonstration organised by public servants' unions in San Salvador, when he was wounded by protesters who threw a bomb in his direction. Read more

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

On 10th and 11th January security forces violently repressed the Mapuche community of Cushamen, in the Chubut province. Read more

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

A grassroots activist who was detained in January after holding a protest remains in prison despite a petition for her immediate release made by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read more

Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina

Security forces in Argentina continue to use excessive force against protestors. Read more

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina