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Justice and Accountability

Supporting survivors who seek justice for crimes committed during the Internal Armed Conflict

Our Justice & Accountability program provides important information to our grassroots network on groundbreaking human rights cases and the ongoing struggle to end impunity for crimes against humanity and genocide. We provide strategic analysis to our network, framing present-day struggles in Guatemala within a context of historic and ongoing U.S. imperialism. Through ACOGUATE we respond to survivors’ calls for physical accompaniment and advocacy support as they pursue legal cases, historical memory processes, and community healing.

Background

Since the singing of the Peace Accords in 1996, Guatemalan individuals and organizations have courageously sought justice. The U.S. government provided financial support and training to the Guatemalan military, responsible for the egregious human rights violations that occurred during 36 years of Internal Armed Conflict. According to the UN Historical Clarification Commission, over 200,000 people were killed and an additional 45,000 forcibly disappeared by state forces.

With creativity and bravery, survivors work daily to defend and restore collective memory of the genocide. They aim to guarantee that genocide is never repeated, while taking on the unfinished liberatory work of those who were taken by state violence.

Cases

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29July, 2020

July 2020: Rubén Herrera Presente!

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Defense of life and territory, Justice and accountability, Solidarity Update|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Beloved community, we write this Solidarity Update with broken hearts. Rubén Herrera of the Departmental Assembly of Peoples of Huehuetenango (ADH) passed away on July 22.  We honor Rubén and we [...]

20July, 2020

Organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs)

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Defense of life and territory, Justice and accountability|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

learn more and take action Migrants’ rights organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) Leer en español Today, a broad coalition of Central and North American [...]

16July, 2020

19 Organizaciones rechazan el golpe técnico contra la Corte de Constitucionalidad

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: defensa del territorio, Defense of life and territory, Justice and accountability, Justicia|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

[English below] The Constitutional Court is the highest body of defense for the Political Constitution of the Republic. (Photo: La Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango- ADH) Alta Corte de Justicia [...]

29June, 2020

NISGUA denounces the State of Siege in three municipalities in Sololá

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Defense of life and territory, Justice and accountability|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

[Español abajo] Image reads: Liberty! No to the State of Siege (Photo credit: Festivales Solidarios) On May 30, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei declared a State of Siege in Santa Lucía [...]