In a recent statement, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of magistrates and lawyers Gabriela Knaul, noted the lack of transparency and impartiality in the selection of the new magistrates in Guatemala and requested the authorities to repeat the process. She regrets that the selection committee (comisiones de postulación) and the Parliament have not taken into consideration her concerns

Ms. Knaul encouraged the institutions and authorities of Guatemala “to assume their responsibility” to preserve judicial independence and the fight against impunity

Please find here the UNSR communication, only in Spanish

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