Letter to the UN SG regarding the CICIG

Updated: Feb 19, 2019

With this letter to the Secretary General; the International NGO Forum in Guatemala (FONGI), the International Platform against Impunity, International Solidarity Networks Act Alliance, CIFCA, CIDSE and Grupo Sur support the extension of the mandate of Ivan Velásquez as commissioner of the CICIG. The CICIG, more than any other UN supported initiative addresses the root causes of impunity by investigating organised crime and corruption networks. It has also contributed the capacity building in the attorney Generals office. Ivan Velasquez has been a key figure thoughout this process, and has due to his capabilities encouraged support for both the CICIG and his mandate, despite the constant smear campaign he has suffered.

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