The Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH) is the result of a 1975 summons by Argentines from the most diverse social, political, intellectual, vocational, and religious sectors of the country, in response to the growing situation of violence and the country’s increasing failure to uphold the most basic human rights.  

The APDH, along with other similar organizations, was given the difficult and risky task of defending lives and rights during the tragic years of the military dictatorship (1976-1983). Within this group of human rights organizations, the APDH had certain characteristics which permitted it to play a role of its own as well as be publically recognized, both within the country and abroad:





Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos
ECOSOC Special Consultative Status at the UN - Organization accredited in the OAS civil society registry
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