Attacks on Justice 2002: Argentina

Although the military’s position has become less tolerant, some judges took steps to bring to justice persons responsible for human rights violations that occurred during the rule of the military juntas.

The judiciary from Buenos Aires province found itself under political pressure from the provincial executive in the context of increasing criminality.

Following the same trend, new laws granting enhanced powers to the police were adopted in order to combat crime.

The judiciary has not been able to exercise a proper judicial control over cases of police brutality.

The Law of Defence of Democracy, which denies the right to appeal, continued to be in force.

The Federal Prosecution has adopted additional elements of an adversary system.

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