United Nations and Guatemala Form Unit to Prosecute Attacks against Human Rights Groups

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Thursday, April 1, 2004
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
4
149
Abstract: 
On January 7, 2004, the Government of Guatemala and the United Nations signed an agreement to establish a Commission for the Investigation of Illegal Groups and Clandestine Security Organizations in Guatemala (?CICIACS?). Its main purpose is to investigate the structure and activities of illegal groups and clandestine security and their association with the State and organized criminal activities, as well as prosecute those persons responsible for the formation and operation of such entities...[more]