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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
Author 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
23 Apr 2013
Statement of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, on the judicial process against the former Head of State and former Chief of Intelligence of 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
Congress of Guatemala
26 Jan 2012
Decree that approves Ratification of the Rome Statute
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Guatemala
Tribunal Primero de Sentencia Penal, Narcoactividad y Delitos contra el Ambiente
02 Aug 2011
Caso Masacre de las Dos Erres
31 May 2010
Speeches During the General Debate at the Review Conference - Guatemala
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
Authorascending Date and Title
ASF Canada
24 Jan 2013
ASFC inaugure sa formation sur la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) au Guatemala
Amnesty International
25 Jan 2012
Guatemala: General's court appearance over genocide raises hope for victims
Amnesty International
27 Jan 2012
Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity
Amnesty International
14 Mar 2012
Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre
Amnesty International
21 Mar 2012
Guatemala court convicts paramilitaries over 1982 massacre
Amnesty International
04 Sept 2012
European countries urged to hold former Guatemalan officials to account
Amnesty International
29 Jan 2013
Guatemala: Ruling on former president a positive step for justice