Guatemala: Guatemala’s Lethal Legacy: Past Impunity and Renewed Human Rights Violations

Index Number: AMR 34/001/2002

This report looks at Guatemala’s justice system, describing the gulf between what should occur according to the law and what does occur. It examines the failure of the Guatemalan judicial system to operate effectively, points to the resulting escalation in Guatemala’s human rights problems and looks at other sectors in Guatemalan society, including those sometimes referred to as the Corporate Mafia State, which have interfered with the judicial process.

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