Towards a regional agreement on environmental human rights

From November 27 to December 1, the eighth meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean took place at the headquarters of the ECLAC of Santiago de Chile. During the day, the importance of reaching a regional agreement on environmental matters was raised.

We launched the Network of Organizations against Corruption

Social organizations from different parts of the country created the Network of Organizations Against Corruption (R.O.C.C.), a space for articulation and joint actions that seeks to generate incidence in policies to combat corruption and social control of State management.

We participated in the Open Government Partnership Summit in Paris

We were present at the Open Government Alliance Summit (OGP Summit), which took place in Paris from 7 to 9 December. Next, more information on what is OGP and what was the 4th meeting of this alliance.

China-Argentina relations under the Macri administration: do we change?

This working document presents a brief analysis of the current relations between the People's Republic of China and Argentina in a national and international context; and taking into account aspects such as the relationship between the Asian…

Effective access to reparation measures at the center of the debate of the 6th United Nations Forum

During the 27th, 28th and 29th of November, we participated in the Sixth United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights. The forum brings together actors from different sectors to discuss the application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Regional meeting of OGP Americas: the open government honeymoon has ended

During November 20, 21 and 22, we participated in the Regional Meeting of Americas of the Alliance for Open Government (OGP for its acronym in English). The event brought together government officials and civil society organizations to discuss progress on transparency, access to information, citizen participation and accountability.

The province of Córdoba has a new portal of statistics and censuses

Last Friday, November 10, the General Secretariat of the Interior, the Secretariat of Institutional Strengthening and the General Directorate of Statistics and Census; They presented the new statistics portal of the province of Córdoba.

Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina: risks and opportunities

After some attempts to give legal form to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the years 2000 and 2005, Argentina approved in 2016 new legislation for public-private partnership contracts. This new investment system for infrastructure projects involves risks that need to be analyzed.

Release of the NGO the selection of the person responsible for the Ombudsman’s Office

Civil society organizations (CSOs) state the need to stop this process of appointing the person who is the head of the Ombudsman's Office, and to urgently open a space for citizen participation that guarantees that Argentina will once again have a suitable Ombudsman and with sufficient legitimacy to ensure the defense of human rights.

Claim for higher standards of protection of DD.HH. in infrastructure megaprojects

The Declaration of Lima, signed by civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the urgent need to ensure the rights of environmental defenders in the face of the growing cases of corruption surrounding megaprojects and the lack of access to public information.

Transparency in the gasification project of localities in the interior of the province of Córdoba – December 2017

This document presents an analysis of the evolution of the most important infrastructure project in the province of Córdoba and the relationship with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, with a focus on the transparency of the pro…

Risks and opportunities of the new Law of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina – December 2017

This document presents the most relevant aspects related to the recent regulatory reception of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) regime in the Argentine Republic, as well as the risks and opportunities that PPPs may bring. The general purpose…