Guatemala: Last Chance for Justice: Dangerous setbacks for human rights and the fight against impunity in Guatemala

The Guatemalan authorities at the highest level have adopted a series of measures since August 2017 — including ending the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity (CICIG) — that are in imminent danger of undermining the efforts over more than a decade to strengthen the criminal justice system and ensure access to justice in the country. As a result of these serious setbacks, dozens of cases of human rights violations and corruption could remain unpunished and human rights defenders are more exposed to attacks because of their work.

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