Argentina: Name of a juvenile detention centre located in the Mendoza area; reports of two male youths convicted of an April 1999 rape (1999 - March 2001)
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||6 March 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ARG36658.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina: Name of a juvenile detention centre located in the Mendoza area; reports of two male youths convicted of an April 1999 rape (1999 - March 2001), 6 March 2001, ARG36658.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be0ac.html [accessed 14 December 2017]|
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For background information on a juvenile detention centre known as the Socio-Educational Guidance Centre (Centro de Orientación Socio Educativa, COSE), located in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, please refer to ARG36194.E of 13 December 2000.
According to the Mendoza newspaper Diario Los Andes, a number of complaints of ill-treatment of inmates have been made involving COSE staff-members (25 Feb. 2001). No information on the outcome of an investigation of these complaints could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
No mention of two male youths having been convicted of an April 1999 rape could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
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. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Diario Los Andes [Mendoza]. 25 February 2001. Marina Walker. "'Vamos a investigar los casos de maltrato en el Correccional.'"
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites including:
Canal 9 Televida [Mendoza]. Sintesis de noticias. Aug. 2000-Mar. 2001.
Clarín [Buenos Aires]. 1999-2001.
Cuyo Noticias [Mendoza]. Aug. 2000-Mar. 2001
Diario Los Andes [Mendoza]. Feb.-May; Sept. 2000-Mar. 2001.
Gobernación de Mendoza.
La Nación [Buenos Aires]. 1999-2001.