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Guatemala: Today for the First Time in 500 Years We Have the Opportunity to Put Perpetrators of Genocide on Trial

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To understand the genocide in Guatemala, it is necessary to know who the Mayan People are and what their history in the country has been. Below is a presentation of their economic, social and cultural reality, which will allow for a better understanding of the Internal Armed Conflict and the conviction for genocide of the former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Access To Justice, Including Truth And Reconciliation Processes
Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

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Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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March 30, 2015


This is a chapter from "Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes". The entire volume is available in Academic Commons at