Region and country Archives: Guatemala

Guatemala: ICJ Latin American Commissioners condemn attacks against judicial independence

“Judges from the High Risk Tribunals in Guatemala, including Ericka Aifán, Yassmín Barrios, Miguel Ángel Gálvez and Pablo Xitumul, are facing unjustified disciplinary hearings,” nine Latin American Commissioners from the ICJ, meeting in Bogotá on 24 June, stated today.

June 24, 2018

Guatemala: attacks against judges and human rights defenders must cease

Conclusions of the Conference on Judicial Independence, Guatemala City, 18-19 June 2018

June 22, 2018

Guatemala: the ICJ condemns proposal to introduce amnesty measures in cases of gross human rights violations

The ICJ strongly condemns the draft bill of the Congressional Commission on Legislation and Constitutional Affairs to propose reforms to the Law of National Reconciliation (Congressional Decree 145-96) and grant amnesty in cases of gross human rights violations.

June 8, 2018

Guatemala: judicial independence under attack

The ICJ is deeply concerned about the recent attacks against Judge Erika Aifán that put judicial independence in Guatemala at imminent risk. Judge Aifán has always been upright and honest in her rulings, which she bases on sound principles of the rule of law.

May 29, 2018

Guatemala: the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Mexico supports ICJ’s work

The ICJ has been awarded a grant from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Mexico to continue its work in the area of independence of the judiciary in Guatemala.

March 22, 2018

International Women’s Day: ICJ and its Commissioners advancing gender justice

Today on International Women’s Day the world looks to celebrate the achievements of women and advances made towards the realization of women’s human rights but the day is also an opportunity to address the issues that continue to disadvantage women.

March 8, 2018