European Parliament (EP) mobilises for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in
Guatemala
• 2016 registered 233 human rights defenders assaults and 14 homicides, the majority of
those remained unpunished
• The EP reports threats and intimidation campaigns towards court officials
• The EP urges both Guatemalan authorities to comply with their human rights obligations
and the Congress to ratify the reform justice proposal

PRESS RELEASE EP RESOLUTION HRDs GUATEMALA 2017

European Parliament resolution of 16 February 2017 on Guatemala, notably the situation of human rights defenders (2017/2565(RSP))

Fuente Foto: María Giovanna Teijido y Wiebke Schraam, Mujeres indígenas guatemaltecas en resistencia: protagonistas en la defensa comunitaria de la Madre Tierra y sus bienes naturales, PBI Guatemala. Guatemala, mayo de 2010

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