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Guilty: what Guatemala’s Sepur Zarco trial means for women’s rights worldwide

Survivors of wartime sexual violence in Guatemala have secured a landmark victory in the Sepur Zarco trial: a win for international human rights in a domestic court, writes Yifat Susskind in this guest post from Open Democracy.

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Beyond the Rios Montt trial, Guatemala’s search for justice continues

Emi MacLean, a legal officer for freedom of information and expression with the Open Society Justice Initiative, shares her thoughts on the search for justice for grave crimes committed during the Guatemala’s decades-long internal armed conflict.

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Latin American states use Security Council seats to show strong support for the ICC and international justice

With its mandate to oversee peace and security in the world, the UN Security Council is a prime forum for states to promote justice and accountability. In recent years, Latin American states in particular have used the Security Council platform … Continue reading

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Genocide prosecution in a national court – Guatemala’s Rios Montt trial

In The Hague last week, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, shared her views on Guatemala’s landmark genocide trial of former president Efrain Rios Montt. While Rios Montt was found guilty, … Continue reading

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