Guatemala
© Amnesty International
  • Country profile

Overview

Thousands of people were detained for breaching the curfew ordered in March by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19. Health workers faced difficult working conditions during the pandemic, often lacking personal protective equipment and in some cases work contracts or wages. Attacks on human rights defenders increased and Congress passed a law that threatens the right to defend human rights.

Read more

Death penalty status

Abolitionist for ordinary crimes only

Retains the death penalty only for serious crimes, such as those committed during times of war

News

Media enquiries

Our Offices

Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View All Contact Info