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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…
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The United Nations’ ruling that Sweden violated the global torture ban in its involvement in the CIA transfer of an asylum seeker to Egypt is an important step toward establishing accountability for European governments complicit in illegal US renditions…
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Sweden violated the absolute ban on torture by expelling a terrorism suspect to Egypt, the United Nations Committee Against Torture ruled today. Sweden justified the transfer saying it secured assurances from Egypt that the suspect would not be tortured…
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We are writing to express our concern about the climate of violence and intimidation that exists today in Guatemala, and to urge you to support the creation of a commission to investigate the illegal armed groups that…
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The arrival of a U.N. technical team in Guatemala is an important step towards the creation of a commission to investigate and thwart political violence in Guatemala, Human Rights Watch said today. The U.N. team arrived in Guatemala City last week. The U.…
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(New York) - The global spread and rampant misuse of small arms and light weapons requires a reinvigorated international response, Human Rights Watch said today. More than 100 governments will gather in New York July 7-11 to assess progress in stemming…