Guatemala: For Memory, Against Impunity

Interview via Skype with Guatemala's first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, begins in minute 2:36. 

Panel event "Guatemala: For Memory, Against Impunity," presented at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) on March 17, 2019.  The event was co-hosted by Interpeace, the World Organization Against Torture, Casa Allianza, the Geneva Solidarity Delegation and the Right Livelihood Award.

After decades of civil war and despite a developing democratic process, Guatemala is struggling to cope with widespread violence and impunity in the country. The event began with the screening of the documentary Burden of Peace, which illustrates the work of Guatemala’s first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, and her fight against impunity, as she seeks to bring justice and truth on the crimes committed during the civil war. A short interview via Skype was conducted with Claudia before the panel event began.

The panel discussion included prominent figures in Guatemala’s political landscape who discussed the current situation on the eve of the presidential elections on June 2019.

The panelists were:

The event was moderated by Arnoldo Gálvez, Global Communications Lead of Interpeace.



El elemento que falta para la paz: estudio independiente sobre los progresos logrados en relación con la juventud y la paz y la seguridad

Systematization and proposal of a comprehensive rehabilitation model

This report systematizes the results collected during the project "Technical training for young people in prison" implemented at “El Boquerón” by Interpeace and the International Youth Initiative with the financial support of the Málaga City Council.

The report highlights the challenges of transforming the conditions of the Guatemalan prison system and also demonstrates the potential of comprehensive rehabilitation initiatives.

Re-conceptualization of violence in the Northern Triangle

The Heinrich Böll Foundation has formed the Network of Civil Society Organizations of the Northern Triangle of Central America, as a space for analysis, reflection and contribution among organizations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, with specialized knowledge on the issue of violence and insecurity in the region.

The book "Re-conceptualization of violence in the Northern Triangle" was written to challenge traditional approaches with which the problem of violence is tackled. In this document, the Network helps to re-interpret and re-dimension the issues of violence. Otto Argueta from Interpeace, writes about the: Transformations of gangs in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

The Network is made up of Interpeace, Interpeace’s Regional Office for Latin America, Myrna Mack Foundation, Cooperativa Otra R.L., Plaza Pública, IUDPAS-UNAH, IUDOP-UCA and CIPRODEH.

Resumen de los resultados del foro 'Qué hemos hecho y hacia donde vamos?

This resumé presents the results of the forum 'What have we done and where are we heading?' held in Guatemala on 16 July 2015. This event presented a good occasion to share experiences on different actions and societal capacities to face the current political crisis.

Resiliencia y construcción de paz - Marcos de análisis para la resiliencia en Guatemala

This document is the Spanish version of the FAR Country Note for Guatemala.