LRWC received information from the Argentine human rights group, Centre for Social and Legal Studies (Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)) and the Centre for Justice and International Rights (Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional (CEJIL)), that an application had been made to the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights asking the Commission to request that the government of Argentina provide and maintain adequate protection for lawyer Maria Dolores Gómez and her family, and investigate the threats against her and prosecute those believed to be responsible.

Maria Dolores Gómez has been active in bringing habeas corpus applications to release wrongfully detained persons. She has been physically attacked and has received numerous threats against herself and her family for her work in this area.


LRWC is writing to urge the government to implement the measures sought by Ms. Gómez.