Justice and Accountability2022-07-01T17:06:26+00:00

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. We respond to survivors’ calls for physical accompaniment and advocacy support as they pursue legal cases, historical memory processes, and community healing.


Since the signing 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.


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23November, 2022

AJR statement regarding the return of the remains of people murdered in La Trinitaria during the IAC

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We share with you a statement from the AJR regarding the return of the remains of several people murdered during the Internal Armed Conflict by the Guatemalan army,  to their community of La Trinitaria, [...]

21November, 2022


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On November 15, Judge Galvez announced  his resignation as a High-risk Court Judge and made public that he left the country due to defamation, intimidation, harassment, security threats and lack of access to a [...]

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