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Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (Center for Legal and Social Studies) (CELS)

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The Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1979 to foster and protect human rights and to strengthen the democratic system and the state of law in Argentina.

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  • Reporting human rights violations
  • Influencing the design of public policies based on respect for fundamental rights
  • Promoting legal and institutional reforms to improve the quality of democratic institutions
  • Expanding the exercise of rights for the most vulnerable sectors of society