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April 16, 2020.

As a consequence of the sanitary and penitentiary emergency, the Prison Ombudsman Francisco Mugnolo made a request to the General Prosecutor of the Nation Eduardo Casal to define criteria for action in penitentiary establishments and instruct prosecutors to review criminal cases within the framework of the Agreed No. 9/20 of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation.

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April 15, 2020.

On April 14, the regional meeting between national and local torture prevention mechanisms was held. The PPN was part of the discussion table with the representation of Andrea Triolo and Mariana Sheehan.

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April 21, 2020.

Members of the PPN participated in a video conference with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Marcela Losardo. During the call, the situation of federal prisons in the face of the health emergency as a consequence of the global pandemic was evaluated.

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April 14, 2020.

In response to requests from the PPN and the Official Public Defender, the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation presented an agreement with rules and recommendations in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 8, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman’s National Office issued a note addressed to the President of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation to request the extent of action criteria in the face of the sanitary and penitentiary emergency.

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April 08, 2020.

This week the magazine of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH for its acronym in Spanish)  included in its 70th edition a section on the work of the PPN.

To read the section in English on the PPN enter here.

April 7, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman National Office made a series of recommendations to the Federal Penitentiary Service and to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Nation. They contain specific measures to take in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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April 07, 2020.

This year the World Health Organization (WHO) will commemorate the work of nursing and midwifery personnel to remind world leaders of their essential contribution.

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April 02, 2020.

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Team of the Prison Ombudsman National Office together with other regional organizations presented a new report that investigates the living conditions of trans women and cross-dressers deprived of liberty.

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April 1, 2020.

Members of the Prison Ombudsman National Office made a tour at the headquarters of the Center of Infringers of the Police of the City of Buenos Aires. This included participating in an informative talk on the state of the city's city hall.

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March 30, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman issued a new recommendation addressed to the Nation's Minister of Justice and Human Rights with the aim of arbitrating the necessary means to regulate the possession, carrying and use of mobile devices of detainees within the Federal Penitentiary Service, as a palliative measure while the restrictions and suspensions of visits by COVID-19 last.

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March 28, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman, Dr. Francisco Mugnolo, issued a new recommendation for the adoption of specific action measures in all federal penitentiary establishments in the face of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) within the framework of preventive and compulsory social isolation. The document was addressed to all the competent authorities.

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