The secretary general of the Argentine Humanist Party, Fernando Schüle, has filed a criminal complaint with the Comodoro Py courts, requesting an investigation into possible crimes committed by President Javier Milei and members of his cabinet, even involving members of the Supreme Court and Mauricio Macri.

The statement calls for an investigation into the alleged commission of the crime of violating the duties of a public official in the issuance of DNU 70/2023 and belonging to an illegal association.

While the President and his ministers are accused of having been responsible for the issuance of the aforementioned Decree of Necessity and Urgency, the Vice-President and the President of the Chamber of Deputies are accused of having delayed the formation of the bicameral commission and its consideration in both chambers.

For this omission, which maintains the validity of a decree that the National Constitution itself declares to be “absolutely and irrevocably null and void”, the lawsuit includes the Attorney General of the Nation, Eduardo Ezequiel Casal, and the ministers who are currently members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Horacio Rosatti, Juan Carlos Maqueda, Carlos Fernando Rosenkrantz and Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti.

The accusation points out that the DNU was not a response to a risky situation that required action to prevent a catastrophe – an aspect foreseen in the National Constitution as a basis for its issuance – but, on the contrary, it is the cause of the catastrophe, which is developing like a giant domino, deepening the disaster with each passing day in the face of the inaction of the republican powers.

The humanists also accuse the members of the electoral alliance La Libertad Avanza of “violating the republican procedures established in our National Constitution”, while demanding an investigation into the possible commission of fraud under art. 172 of the Penal Code “by simulating the quality of an electoral alliance to alter the constitutional order”.

In the same sense, given the link and convergence with Mauricio Macri and Patricia Bullrich that made Milei’s electoral triumph possible, it is requested to investigate the possible direct participation of the former in the “initial impulse of the political career of Javier Milei and his allies”.

Among the recitals, the text states that the objective of Javier Milei and his allies, and the real purpose of the proclaimed “change”, is “a profound change in the constitutional order that constitutes the structural basis of the socio-economic dynamics of the nation, manifested in their attacks on Congress and its procedures”.

The submission calls for the current DNU 70/23 to be declared inadmissible, null, and void due to its manifest unconstitutionality, to avoid the breakdown of the rule of law.

Likewise, the presentation condemns the behavior of a group of legislators from both chambers – in particular those belonging to the Bicameral Commission – who, by delaying the processing of the decree, would fall under the presumption provided for in Article 29 of the Constitution, since the prolongation of the validity of the contested norm would in practice imply the delegation of the exercise of extraordinary powers that would have placed the fate, and even the lives, of many Argentines at the mercy of the executive power.

Finally, the accusation made by the Humanist Party points to the possible commission of other crimes. These include “manifestly inappropriate behavior, contrary to the dignity that should be held by those who occupy the office of President of the Nation, given the number of insults uttered against his colleagues, both from sister nations (such as Colombia and Venezuela) and from the People’s Republic of China”, attitudes which, according to the plaintiffs, could fall within the scope of art—219 of the National Penal Code.

Similarly, the intention of dollarization, an objective proclaimed by this government, could be punishable under art. 215 of the CPN, as it constitutes “an act that would subject our country to the economic domination of the United States of America”.

Finally, Javier Milei, Victoria Villarruel, Patricia Bullrich, and Luis Petri are all accused of having participated, directly or indirectly, in the defense of military personnel convicted of crimes against humanity, which could constitute the crime of apology under Article 213 of the Criminal Code. 213.

The complaint, which includes the crimes of “abuse of authority”, “violation of the duties of a public official”, “illicit association”, “fraud”, “hostilities with danger of declaration of war”, “treason with subjugation” and “apology of the crime”, was filed in the Federal Court No. 1 of Buenos Aires, under the jurisdiction of Judge María Servini.

In this way, the humanists are joining in an exemplary way the growing rejection of the policies of the new government by the majority of Argentines.

Many of those who supported Milei in the elections, certainly thinking of a radical improvement in their personal situation, are already expressing that they have been deeply deceived by the electoral trickery to which they have been subjected.

The various popular reactions of protest against the government’s measures of adjustment and social impoverishment have not been long in coming. Nor has the government’s violent repression. What the majority of the people are hoping for is the emergence or strengthening of an alternative option for a profound transformation towards a just and inclusive society that offers effective possibilities for human development to all the inhabitants of these lands.