Guatemala: No protection, no justice: killings of women in Guatemala

Guatemala: No protection, no justice: killings of women in Guatemala

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Index Number: AMR 34/017/2005
Date Published: 8 June 2005
Categories: Americas, Guatemala

This report examines the murder of women in Guatemala and looks at the state's failure to exercise due diligence in preventing, investigating and punishing these crimes. The report also discusses the discrimination that lies at the heart of violence experienced by women in Guatemalan society and some of the laws that perpetuate such discrimination. The report concludes with a set of recommendations that Amnesty International believes should be fully and effectively implemented.


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