The case of Argentina: the experience of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances

by Estela B. de Carlotto and Geneva Blog, By invitation, International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes

16 February 2017 In 2015, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances traveled to our country to hold periodic meetings. It held meetings with human rights organisations and various State bodies working on the ground to prevent and guarantee justice in each case of enforced disappearances. The expert group concluded that Argentina is …

Impact of country-specific Special Rapporteurs

An assessment of the early mandates on South Africa; Chile; Equatorial Guinea; Argentina; Guatemala; El Salvador; Rwanda Many people recognise the positive impact of country-specific UN Special Rapporteurs (and other Special Procedures dealing with country-specific situations) in South Africa and Latin America during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, praising them for, inter alia, documenting human rights violations and encouraging democratic …