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August 04, 2020

This 2020 the proposed motto is "Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet". Both WHO and UNICEF have recommended that governments protect and promote women's access to information on breastfeeding.

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August 04, 2020.

The IACHR and the UN ask for explanations for the federal justice decision to order solitary confinement for indefinite periods of detainees.

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July 31, 2020.

In the framework of the II American Congress of Mediation, the panel of "Dialogues in Penitentiary Establishments" was presented on July 30, a space where various experiences were discussed regarding the use of mediation techniques and tools to facilitate dialogue and preventive mediation in prisons.

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July 29, 2020.

On July 28, an inter-institutional meeting organized by the National Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CNPT) was held through a videoconference. There, the experience that has been carried out in the Batán prison since 2019 was discussed.

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July 29, 2020.

This July 29, the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office celebrates its 27 years in office. Since its creation in 1993, the institution has been of great relevance for the modification of the prison situation in Argentina due to its commitment to the human rights of persons deprived of liberty.

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July 27, 2020.

On Friday, July 24, the PPN participated in a new regional meeting of National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Torture, organized by The Office of the High Commissioner for South America.

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July 22, 2020.

In a habeas corpus action filed by the Prison Ombudsman's National Office, the National Chamber of Criminal and Correctional Appeals - Room 6- ordered the immediate transfer of the detainees infected with COVID-19 who are in the prison wardens and police stations of CABA, after carrying out a medical examination, to Unit 21 or to the SPF complexes that have places to relocate them.

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July 21, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the need for governments in the Americas to take initiatives against prison overcrowding, given the high risks of a deadly outbreak in places of detention where social distancing and other sanitary measures are difficult to implement. In this context, some governments have taken alternative measures to imprisonment such as house arrest— which is a court order for the arrest of the person at his place of residence — to reduce overcrowding.

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July 20, 2020.

Members of the PPN met with officials of the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Uruguay within the framework of the publication "Guarantees in the first moments of detention in Uruguayan police units."

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July 17, 2020.

Every July 18, the International Day of Nelson Mandela is celebrated in order to pay tribute to the leader on the day of his birth. Anti-apartheid activist, politician and lawyer, was President of South Africa after being detained for 27 years.

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July 17, 2020.

Members of the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office and the organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF for its acronym in French) held two virtual meetings during the month of July to discuss the necessary prevention measures in places of detention in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 14, 2020.

The PPN accompanied as an amicus curiae a request for house arrest presented by the technical defense due to the serious health situation facing Ms. R.P.B. at the Ezeiza Federal Prison Complex IV.

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