Guatemala

Guatemala court convicts paramilitaries over 1982 massacre - 21 March 2012

Headline Title:  Guatemala court convicts paramilitaries over 1982 massacre Five Guatemalan men have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in the massacre of indigenous villagers in 1982 in a ruling hailed by Amnesty International as a victory Five former paramilitaries have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in one of the bloodiest mass killings of Guatemala's civil war. Media Node:  Guatemala Plan de Sanchez ruling Twitter Tag:  Guatemala Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 2' 36.5244" N, 90° 23' 43.8288" W “Slowly but surely, justice is beginning to prevail for these horrendous crimes that have hung over Guatemalan society for three decades.” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Central America Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 21/03/2012 URL:  Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN Description:  News story, 16 March 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre Description:  News story, 14 March 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012 URL:  Guatemalan former soldiers sentenced to 6,060 years for massacre Description:  News story, 3 August 2011 URL:  Justice and impunity: Guatemala's Historical Clarification Commission 10 years on Description:  Report, 25 February 2009

La situation des droits humains au Guatemala examinée par les Nations unies

Pour que les droits humains deviennent une réalité au Guatemala, il faut que des mesures contre les atteintes actuelles aux droits fondamentaux viennent s'ajouter aux récents progrès de la justice concernant des infractions commises dans le passé, a déclaré Amnesty International peu de temps avant l'examen du pays par le Comité des droits de l'homme des Nations unies.

Los derechos humanos en Guatemala, bajo el escrutinio de la ONU

Para que los derechos humanos se hagan efectivos en Guatemala, los recientes avances realizados en la justicia en relación con los delitos del pasado deben ir acompañados de medidas con respecto a los abusos actuales, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional ante la comparecencia del país ante un órgano de derechos humanos de la ONU. Para que los derechos humanos se hagan efectivos en Guatemala, los recientes avances realizados en la justicia en relación con los delitos del pasado deben ir acompañados de medidas con respecto

Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN - 16 March 2012

Headline Title:  Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN Recent progress on justice for crimes of the past must be matched with action on current abuses if human rights are to be a reality in Guatemala, Amnesty International said ahead of the country’s a Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance. Media Node:  Guatemala civil war dead Twitter Tag:  Guatemala Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 3' 43.9992" N, 90° 22' 24.726" W “In recent years, we have seen some progress for human rights in Guatemala, particularly when it comes to bringing to justice some of those responsible for the abuses committed during the internal armed conflict. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen that abuses committed against the most marginalized groups in Guatemala, including women and Indigenous Peoples, continue and human rights defenders remain under attack.” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 16/03/2012 URL:  Guatemala: Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Description:  Briefing, 21 February 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre Description:  News story, 14 March 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012 URL:  Stop the death threats: Join our campaign for freedom of expression Description:  Blog, 17 January 2012

Human rights in Guatemala under scrutiny by UN

Recent progress on justice for crimes of the past must be matched with action on current abuses if human rights are to be a reality in Guatemala, Amnesty International said ahead of the country’s appearance in front of a UN human rights body. Recent progress on justice for crimes of the past must be matched with action on current abuses if human rights are to be a reality in Guatemala, Amnesty International said ahead of the country’s a

Guatemala. Un cinquième ancien soldat est reconnu coupable d'avoir participé au massacre de Dos Erres

Le jugement prononcé contre un ancien soldat pour son rôle dans un massacre sanglant perpétré au Guatemala en 1982 est un pas supplémentaire en faveur de la justice pour les nombreuses victimes et leurs proches, a déclaré Amnesty International. Le jugement prononcé contre un ancien soldat pour son rôle dans un massacre sanglant perpétré au Guatemala en 1982 est un pas supplémentaire en faveur de la justice pour les nombreuses victimes et

Guatemala: Condena de un quinto ex soldado por la masacre de Dos Erres

La condena de un ex soldado por su participación en una sangrienta masacre perpetrada en Guatemala en 1982 constituye un paso más hacia la justicia para las numerosas víctimas y sus familiares. Así lo ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional.  

Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre - 14 March 2012

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre The conviction of a former soldier for his role in a bloody massacre in Guatemala in 1982 marks a further step towards justice for the many victims and their family members, Amnesty International s Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982  killings of more than 250 people in a rural village. Media Node:  Guatemala conviction over Dos Erres massacre Twitter Tag:  DosErres Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 24' 21.6864" N, 90° 57' 40.6944" W “The convictions in these cases – while addressing only a tiny fraction of the huge number of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the decades-long conflict – mark an important step in ending impunity for these crimes. However, higher ranking officers who were responsible have still to be brought to justice.” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Central America Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 14/03/2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012 URL:  Guatemalan former soldiers sentenced to 6,060 years for massacre Description:  News story, 3 August 2011 URL:  Justice and impunity: Guatemala's Historical Clarification Commission 10 years on Description:  Report, 25 February 2009

Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre

The conviction of a former soldier for his role in a bloody massacre in Guatemala in 1982 marks a further step towards justice for the many victims and their family members, Amnesty International said.  The conviction of a former soldier for his role in a bloody massacre in Guatemala in 1982 marks a further step towards justice for the many victims and their family members, Amnesty International s

Guatemala. Le procès d'un ancien chef d'État pour génocide fait progresser la lutte contre l'impunité

La décision historique qui a été prise de juger pour génocide un ancien chef de l'État en même temps que d'anciens hauts responsables du pays constitue une nouvelle étape vers la justice pour les très nombreuses violations des droits humains commises par le passé. La décision historique qui a été prise de juger pour génocide un ancien chef de l'État en même temps que d'anciens hauts responsables du pays constitue une nouvelle étape vers la justice pour les t

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