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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
Guatevision
09 May 2013
Entrevista con Michelle Reyes Milk en la implementación del Estatuto de Roma en Guatemala
ICTJ
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
Guatevision
07 Jan 2013
Coalición Guatemalteca por la CPI, demanda ley que permita juzgar delitos
Guatevision
31 Oct 2012
Buscan iniciativa de ley para implementar Estatuto de Roma
Guatevision
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
9108|9109
FIDH
03 Oct 2003
6678|6679
II Taller Centroamericano
08 May 2003
6556|6557
APRODEH-FIDH
19 Feb 1998
9158|9159
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
UN
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
Guatemala
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
Guatemala
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
OSJI
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
OHCHR
24 May 2013
OHCHR Briefing Notes May 24, 2013
NGO Media Statements
Authordescending Date and Title
TRIAL
31 Aug 2012
Extrajudicial killings: the former head of the National Police of Guatemala arrested in Geneva
Parliamentarians for Global Action
02 Apr 2012
Guatemala marks the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by becoming its 121st State Party
Open Society Foundations
03 June 2013
OSJI is concerned that the stalemate over the Rios Montt trial threatens victims’ rights in Guatemala
OSJI
18 Mar 2013
Rios Montt Genocide Trial: New Website Will Report on Proceedings
OSJI
19 Apr 2013
Rights Groups Urge Completion of Guatemala Genocide Trial
OSJI
09 May 2013
International Groups Welcome Progress in Guatemalan Genocide Trial but Criticize Delaying Tactics
OSJI
10 May 2013
Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Conclusion of Historic Rios Montt Genocide Trial
No Peace Without Justice
02 Apr 2012
NPWJ welcomes Guatemala as 121st ICC State Party
Mujeres Transformando el Mundo; La Cuerda; Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y accion psicosocial;
17 Mar 2010
Tribunal de Conciencia contra la violencia sexual hacia las mujeres durante el conflicto armado interno en Guatemala
International Crisis Group
23 Sept 2013
Justice on trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case
ICTJ
25 Jan 2012
Guatemala: Genocide Case Vital Step to End Decades of Impunity
ICTJ
12 Dec 2012
Guatemala's Claudia Paz: "For crimes of past and present, justice must be done"
ICTJ
09 May 2013
International Organizations Applaud Start of Closing Arguments in Guatemalan Genocide Trial, Contest Use of Delaying Tactics to Defer Justice
ICTJ
10 May 2013
ICTJ: Conviction of Ríos Montt on Genocide a Victory for Justice in Guatemala, and Everywhere
Human Rights Watch
28 Jan 2013
Guatemala: Ríos Montt Trial a Milestone for Justice
Human Rights Watch
19 Mar 2013
Guatemala Genocide Trial a Landmark
Human Rights Watch
10 May 2013
Guatemala: Rios Montt Convicted of Genocide
Guatemalan Coalition for the ICC
29 Jan 2012
Press Release Guatemalan Coalition for the ICC - Congress approves Decree on Accession to the Rome Statute
FIDH and CALDH
06 Mar 2012
FIDH y CALDH saludan negación de amnistía para el General Ríos Montt
FIDH
18 Mar 2013
Case against Rios Montt: an essential step towards ending impunity for past crimes in Guatemala and an opportunity for the reinforcement of the rule of law
FIDH
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
FIDH
18 Oct 2013
Annulment of General Ríos Montt’s conviction: FIDH asks EU member states not to ratify the EU-Central America Association Agreement
CICC
02 Apr 2012
Global Civil Society Coalition Welcomes Guatemala as 121st State to Join ICC
CICC
16 May 2013
Guatemalan trial court finds Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity
CCPI
06 Sept 2006
Coalición Global Insta a Guatemala a Actuar sobre las Recientes Declaraciones Sobre la posible Adhesión a la CPI
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
Amnesty International
19 Mar 2013
Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of justice
Amnesty International
19 Apr 2013
Guatemala: Scrapping genocide trial would strengthen impunity
Amnesty International
21 May 2013
Guatemala overturns historic genocide conviction
Amnesty International
24 Oct 2013
Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide
Amnesty International
06 Nov 2013
Guatemala: Ríos Montt trial delay is a letdown to genocide victims
Amnesty International
11 Feb 2014
USA: Guatemalan soldier accused of massacre must face justice
ASF Canada
24 Jan 2013
ASFC inaugure sa formation sur la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) au Guatemala