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Rome Statute   Guatemala deposited its instrument of accession at the UN Treaty Office on 2 Apil 2012. After many years of consistent advocacy by different stakeholders, newly sworn in Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina, an ex military general, stated during his inaugural speech on January 14th, 2012, that his government’s […] commitment with the rule of law in all its expressions would lead them to try to achieve ratification of the Rome Statute of the ICC”. On 19 January 2012, the Plenary of Congress approved the ICC bill on first reading, and the bill was subsequently approved on a second reading on January 24th, as well as on the third and final general reading on January 26th.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Guatemala has not signed the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement
Implementing Legislation Not addressing implementation at the time.
Membership OAS (Organization of American States), Rio Group
Audio Visual Resources
Author Date and Title
09 May 2013
Entrevista con Michelle Reyes Milk en la implementación del Estatuto de Roma en Guatemala
26 Apr 2013
Justice in Guatemala: What Happened to the Rios Montt Trial, and Where Can it Go from Here?
France 24
13 Mar 2013
Interview with Reed Brody, Human Rights Watch
07 Jan 2013
Coalición Guatemalteca por la CPI, demanda ley que permita juzgar delitos
31 Oct 2012
Buscan iniciativa de ley para implementar Estatuto de Roma
30 Oct 2012
Buscan iniciativa de ley para implementar Estatuto de Roma
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date, Title and Summary
Latin American NGOs
03 Oct 2008
03 Oct 2003
II Taller Centroamericano
08 May 2003
19 Feb 1998
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Authorascending Date and Title
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezu
18 July 2013
Communiqué on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice
Congress of Guatemala
26 Jan 2012
Decree that approves Ratification of the Rome Statute
Corte de Constitucionalidad
25 Mar 2002
Opinion sobre el Estatuto de Roma
31 May 2010
Speeches During the General Debate at the Review Conference - Guatemala
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Guatemala
H.E. Mr. Julio Roberto Palomo Silva
13 July 2012
Statement of H.E. Mr. Julio Roberto Palomo Silva, Ambassador of Guatemala to The Netherlands, at the ICC’s welcome ceremony for Guatemala
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
30 Jan 2002
Comunicado 019-2002 Presidente Portillo solicita opinión consultiva
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Emi MacLean, OSJI
07 Apr 2014
Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial
Emi MacLean, OSJI
07 Nov 2013
Guatemala Faces Human Rights Complaint over Rios Montt Trial Debacle
Amnesty International
25 Oct 2013
History on hold for victims of Guatemalan genocide
International Crisis Group
23 Sept 2013
Justice on Trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case
19 June 2013
An OSJI blog post discussed the legal disarray in the Rios Montt case
International Justice Project
05 June 2013
An International Justice Project post examined the Rios Montt trial
24 May 2013
OHCHR Briefing Notes May 24, 2013
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Amnesty International
11 Feb 2014
USA: Guatemalan soldier accused of massacre must face justice
Amnesty International
06 Nov 2013
Guatemala: Ríos Montt trial delay is a letdown to genocide victims
Amnesty International
24 Oct 2013
Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide
18 Oct 2013
Annulment of General Ríos Montt’s conviction: FIDH asks EU member states not to ratify the EU-Central America Association Agreement
International Crisis Group
23 Sept 2013
Justice on trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case
04 June 2013
In the wake of the Rios Montt trial, FIDH called on Guatemala to ensure that its citizens have the right to fair, impartial and effective justice
Open Society Foundations
03 June 2013
OSJI is concerned that the stalemate over the Rios Montt trial threatens victims’ rights in Guatemala