Guatemala: Major human rights challenges still pending: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 28th session of the UPR Working Group, November 2017

Amnesty International is concerned that the process to reform the Constitution appears to have stalled and so has the establishment of the National Commission for the Search for Victims of Enforced and Other Forms of Disappearance. Amnesty International also raises concerns about continued impunity for past crimes, lack of independence of the judiciary, violence against women, attacks on human rights defenders, a surge in asylum applications by Guatemalans worldwide, and the death penalty.

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