ICJ event on human rights issues in the department of Petén in Guatemala

In the margins of the UN Human Rights Council’s 21st regular session, the Centre Europe-Tiers Monde (CETIM) and the ICJ today held a parallel event on impunity and exploitation of natural resources in Guatemala.

The event discussed the overall question of justice for indigenous communities in Guatemala. It was followed by the showin of excerpts from Grégory Lassalle’s documentary Des déreives de l’art aux dérivés du pétrole.

Panellists included Ramón Cadena, Director of the ICJ Central America Programme; Hilda Ventura and Mario Mucú, representatives of the Maya communities of San Andrés and Petén; and Melik Özden, UN Representative and Co-Director of CETIM.

HRC21-ParallelEvent-Guatemala-2012 (download flyer, in PDF)