Within the framework of this thematic approach, PBI prioritizes accompaniment to the following social processes: recovery of historical memory, the search for justice, reparation and dignification of the victims of the internal armed conflict and the fight against all forms of repression suffered by human rights defenders.

Despite the great achievements of transnational justice in recent years (Genocide Ixil case, Sepur Zarco case, Molina Theissen case etc.), there is still a long way to go to achieve justice, dignity and reparation as well as guarantees of non-repetition for crimes during the internal armed conflict (1960-1996).

In this context we accompany the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) and the Chicoyogüito Neighborhood Association of Alta Verapaz (AVECHAV).

Organizations express concern for the Historical Archive of the National Police

During the last week of May, the worrying situation at the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) came to the fore once more. In the month of July of 2018, Gustavo Meoño, director of the archive since 2005 was dismissed without notice or explanations. Since the beginning of 2019, staff have been gradually, but continually, dismissed. Today only 35 people are left working at the Archive, when at its peak the Archive had a team of 200 workers.

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Chicoyogüito Neighborhood Association of Alta Verapaz AVECHAV

Location

Cobán, Departament of Alta Verapaz

Area of work and rights defended

The Chicoyogüito Neighborhood Association is one of the plaintiffs in the case of enforced disappearance and crimes against humanity, perpetrated during the armed conflict in the Military Zone 21 of Cobán , Alta Verapaz, now known as the Regional Peacekeeping Operations Training Center (CREOMPAZ).

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Lawyer Edgar Pérez and the Human Rights Law Firm BDH

Location

Legal cases in different areas of the country.

Area of ​​work and rights defended

The struggle for justice and against impunity. Edgar Pérez and the BDH provide pro-bono legal representation to victim organizations in judicial proceedings for human rights violations committed during the internal armed conflict and other human rights violations that past and present.

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