INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “POLICING IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS”

THE THIN LINE BETWEEN POLICE FUNCTIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
By Sebastián Sal

Introduction

During the last century, the Argentine Republic suffered many changes in its political map, changing from democratic governments to dictatorial ones from 1930 to 1983. This kind of changes affected the people’ human rights and the scope that could involve police activities. Specifically in this report I am planning to explain the changes that the Argentinean Police Department has suffered since 1983. In that year, the last dictatorial government switched into a democratic one. I will try to find out which are the limits of the functions that the members of the police force may carry out without committing violations to the citizens’ human rights.

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