August 24, 2017

Statement of Hilarie Bass, president, American Bar Association Re: UN Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala

WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2017 -- The American Bar Association expresses its ongoing support for the work of the United Nations’ Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (known by the Spanish acronym, CICIG).  

Under the leadership of the current commissioner, Iván Velásquez Rodríguez, CICIG has made unprecedented strides in efforts to curb impunity and endemic corruption in Guatemala. CICIG’s work has been transformative in Guatemala and an inspiration around the world. The independence of the commissioner is essential to this work and should be respected by the government of Guatemala and supported by the international community.

The ABA supports the renewal of CICIG’s mandate and urges the government of Guatemala and the international community to do so as well.


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