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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

The country continues to face high levels of violence associated with both electoral politics and common crime. Guatemala’s weak and corrupt law enforcement institutions have proven incapable of containing the powerful organized crime groups that, among…

Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…

Human Rights Testimony Given Before the United States Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Human Rights Watch has been monitoring human rights conditions in Guatemala for over twenty years. The situation we find there today is both frustrating and alarming. It is frustrating because, seventeen years after the…