Statement by international organizations dedicated to the protection of Human Rights in response to the serious threat against democracy in Guatemala

January 10, 2019

January 9, 2019 - The signatory organizations strongly condemn the recent series of actions undertaken by Executive Branch agencies of Guatemala, which have systematically violated the fundamental principles of democracy, separation of powers, independence of public institutions, and respect for international norms. We are alarmed by the actions aimed at disabling the Constitutional Court and the expulsion of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), which could undoubtedly have an irreversible negative impact on the integrity of the upcoming electoral process, as well as on the protection of human rights and the advances made in the fight against corruption.


Read the full statement here.