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Americas: New platform highlights rising wave of attacks against environmental activists

On international day of human rights defenders, Amnesty International is launching an innovative online tool to highlight the rising wave of attacks against environmental activists across the Americas. Speak out for Defenders! features dozens of stories of activists from every corner of the Americas who have been harassed, threatened, attacked, unfairly jailed and even killed as punishment for their work to protect the environment.

Date:
10 December 2016
  • Education
  • Americas
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

"Young people have a unique vision and we must be heard" - Defending sexual and reproductive rights in South America

We hear from six activists from South America working together through Amnesty’s It’s My Body! programme empowering young people aged 13 to 19 years old to claim and promote their sexual and reproductive rights. They’re from Peru, Argentina or Chile, yet all share the same goal: make sure they have the power and freedom to demand and access their sexual and reproductive rights. Over five years these young activists will work together to empower others to make informed decisions about their bodies and sexuality, and provide their peers with information and training on issues related to sexual and reproductive rights.

Date:
5 October 2016
  • Research
  • Argentina
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Argentina: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Following the presentation in March 2016 of a summary containing the salient issues of concern involving Argentina documented by Amnesty International, the organization wishes to share with the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of the United Nations (the CEDAW Committee) this updated report, prior to the seventh periodic review on Argentina. In this report Amnesty International addresses concerns involving sexual and reproductive health and violence against women.

Date:
30 September 2016
Ref:
AMR 13/4898/2016
  • News
  • Americas
  • Women and Girls

Argentina: Ruling to release woman jailed after miscarriage, a step forward for human rights

A ruling to release a woman sentenced to eight years in prison after having a miscarriage in Argentina is a step forward for human rights in the country, Amnesty International said. Last night the Supreme Court of Tucumán, a state in north Argentina, said there were not enough reasons to keep Belén, 27, in pre-trial detention. The Supreme Court of Tucumán is yet to issue a final ruling on the eight-year sentence imposed on Belén by the lower court.

Date:
17 August 2016
  • News
  • Americas
  • Killings and Disappearances

Argentina: Historic ruling on Operation Condor a great step forward for truth and justice

The sentencing of a former Argentinean military leader for his role in hundreds of enforced disappearances in the context of a region-wide intelligence operation must open the door to further investigations to bring all those responsible to justice, said Amnesty International. Former de facto President Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a court in Buenos Aires. Fourteen other military officers were also sentenced to prison terms.

Date:
27 May 2016
  • Research
  • Argentina
  • Justice Systems

Explanatory note on Amnesty International’s policy on state obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of sex workers

This explanatory note provides additional information to supplement Amnesty International’s policy on state obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of sex workers. It aims to explore key conceptual areas of interest in relation to sex work, and decriminalization in particular, and details the research evidence that informed the development of the policy. This explanatory note is not a stand-alone document and must be read together with the policy.

Date:
26 May 2016
Ref:
POL 30/4063/2016
  • Research
  • Argentina
  • Discrimination

Sex workers at risk: A research summary on human rights abuses against sex workers

This summary report provides an overview of the key research findings, highlighting the range and extent of human rights abuses and violations suffered by sex workers. It shows how sex workers face stigma and marginalization, physical and sexual violence, barriers to protection from violence and crime, extortion and coercive police measures, and obstacles to securing their rights to health and housing.

Date:
26 May 2016
Ref:
POL 40/4061/2016