Last Updated: Monday, 01 September 2014, 14:30 GMT

Argentina: Current status of domestic violence legislation, and police compliance, support or enforcement of the law

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 April 1998
Citation / Document Symbol ARG29015.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina: Current status of domestic violence legislation, and police compliance, support or enforcement of the law, 1 April 1998, ARG29015.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac6d57.html [accessed 2 September 2014]
DisclaimerThis is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.

 

Information on domestic violence in Argentina is available in Responses to  Information Requests ARG28337.E of 16 December 1997, ARG26125.E of 19 February 1997 and ARG22542.E of 5 January 1996 and their attached documents available at regional documentation centres.

No additional information on the current status of domestic violence legislation, and police compliance, support or enforcement of the law could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, the two attached articles may provide useful information on Argentinian jurisprudence regarding sex crimes against women.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Attachments

AAP Newsfeed. 28 February 1998. Jason Webb. "Sam: Politician's Son Get 21 Years For Rape and Murder." (NEXIS)

Inter Press Service (IPS). 15 December 1997. Marcela Valente. "Argentina: Medieval Jurisprudence in Sex Crimes Against Women." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Human Rights Law Journal [Kehl am Rein].1997-1998.

Human Rights Quarterly [Baltimore].1997-1998.

The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Women's Human Rights. 1995. New York: Human Rights Watch.

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW). IWRAW to CEDAW Country Reports. 1993, 1994.

IWLD Bulletin [Washington].1997-1998.

Latinamerica Press [Lima].1997-1998.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 1997-1998.

WEP International Bulletin [Rotterdam].1997-1998.

WIN News [Lexington, MA]. 1997-998.

Women's Commission News [New York]. 1997-1998.

Women's Watch [Minneapolis]. 1997-1998.

Electronic Sources: IRB Databases, Global News Bank, Lexis/Nexis, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

Search Refworld

Countries