April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) found on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a prisoner with disabilities. The CRPD stated that Argentina is obliged to not only correct the current ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Daimer AG v. Bauman that DaimlerChrysler AG (Daimler) does not have to face suit in California for alleged human rights violations by a subsidiary that took place entirely in Argentina. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled for Barbara Bauman, ...[read more]
January 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule on seven cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, the court will consider whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-U.S. assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002. The ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles ( ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that clauses of an anti-monopoly law that will dismantle media conglomerate Grupo Clarin SA (GCLA) are constitutional. The court upheld Law 26.522, also known as the "Audiovisual Media Law," ruling that it was within the bounds of the constitution, forcing ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The first UN ministerial meeting on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals was held Thursday during the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Representatives from the US, France, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and the ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
An Argentine judge on Wednesday issued warrants for four former Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the Francisco Franco regime. Under international law, individuals accused of human rights abuses may be investigated and tried elsewhere if the country in which the ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in ...[read more]

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