Amnesty: National Reconciliation Law or Decree Law 8-86?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

Even though the currently valid Guatemalan law that concedes amnesty only over political crimes and common crimes related to such is the National Reconciliation Law (Decree 145-96 of the Republics Congress), the events occurred in 2013 and 2014 concerning the case of the Ixil genocide show that a previously abolished law on the same subject matter (Decree Law 8-86) is being utilized in order to obstruct the administration of justice, since its application is being claimed even though it can t proceed and, even worse, recognizing contents it never had.

Download Here

Recent Posts

See All

Defendemos la vida

This report documents the historical events that occurred in the municipalities of Santa Eulalia and Santa Cruz Barillas [Huehuetenango], as result of the implementation of two hydroelectric projects.