Guatemala: the justice system at risk
On August 31, President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). This decision followed the opening of investigations against his son and brother for acts of corruption. The image of President Jimmy Morales surrounded by the military and police at the press conference evokes the memory of the military dictatorships during the dark years of the internal armed conflict.
TRIAL International signed a joint statement of European organizations, calling on the European Union and its Member States to demand that the state of Guatemala guarantees the necessary conditions for the CICIG to continue its work safely and independently.