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U.N. Commission Accuses Guatemala of Failing to Investigate Rights Violations

LADB Article ID: 56180
Category/Department: Guatemala
Date: 1995-03-31
By: LADB Staff

The first report from the UN Human Rights Verification Commission for Guatemala (MINUGUA) charges that the majority of recent human rights violations in Guatemala have not been seriously investigated or prosecuted by the authorities. According to the report, "the participation of state agents or people under their control" in many of these cases has made "impunity the greatest obstacle to achieving respect for human rights in Guatemala."

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