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Weekly Report - 21 February 2019 (WR-19-07)

ARGENTINA: Bullrich targets young criminals

Argentina’s security minister Patricia Bullrich and justice and human rights minister Germán Garavano unveiled plans on 19 February to reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 15, part of a package of tougher law enforcement measures. Some believe the government led by President Mauricio Macri is preparing to make law and order a big issue in this October’s elections, not least because it is vulnerable to criticism on its management of the economy.

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