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Overview

After initial delays, the Covid-19 vaccination programme made progress. Nevertheless, policies to address the pandemic were not able to reverse pre-existing structural inequalities, which were exacerbated and had a particular impact on the economic, social and cultural rights of the most vulnerable sections of the population. Record rates of imprisonment often resulted in inhumane prison conditions. The year saw the highest number of deaths in prison in recent history. Violence against women continued to escalate, with a rise in the number of reported femicides. Although several military personnel were prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed during the civil-military regime (1973-1985), no substantive progress was made in clarifying the fate of those forcibly disappeared under that regime. There were obstacles to accessing public information, particularly regarding sexual and reproductive health.

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