Impunity Watch submits amicus curiae to the Guatemalan Constitutional Court

Impunity Watch submitted to the Guatemalan Constitutional Court an amicus curiae on the international human rights standards that prohibit granting amnesty for gross human rights violations. During the last week of July 2020, the Constitutional Court will be ruling on the bill 5377 that seeks to grant a general amnesty for all the crimes committed during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict.

The amicus curiae, available in Spanish, was submitted within the framework of the appeals filed by the victims against the proposed bill. Impunity Watch reminds the Guatemalan state of its international obligations to guarantee the right to justice for victims of mass atrocities.

Download the full document in Spanish