Guatemalan National Organizations denounce NGO law
On February 14, Guatemalan Congress approved law Decree 4-2020, formerly known as Bill 5257, or the NGO Law. Guatemalan social movements have pointed out that this initiative is antidemocratic, regressive, limits political rights, and threatens people who work in the defense of life. We are extremely worried about the impacts this will have on our Guatemalan partners and allied international organizations. We fear that this law could further criminalize social movements and suppress dissent.