WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
21 May 2013 | Video

Human Rights Accountability in Guatemala

On May 21, 2013, WOLA, the University of California Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic, the Center for Justice and International Law, the Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Open Society Foundations co-sponsored an event on the Ríos Montt genocide trial in Guatemala. The event took place just one day after Guatemala's Constitutional Court annulled the trial on a legal technicality; the two panels examined the prosecution of Guatemalan human rights cases in both the Inter-American System and Guatemala's national court. Please find below videos of each presentation.

PANEL ONE: Putting the State on Trial: Guatemala and the Inter-American Human Rights System

Introduction by Geoff Thale, Program Director, WOLA

Presenatation by Roxanna Altholz, Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law

Presentation by Kate Doyle, Director of the Evidence Project, National Security Archive

Presentation by Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law

PANEL TWO: Prosecuting Human Rights Cases: The Ríos Montt Trial in Guatemala

Presentation by Marcie Mersky, Senior Staff, International Center for Transitional Justice

Presentation by Emi Maclean, Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative

Presentation by Helen Mack, President, Myrna Mack Foundation

Presentation by Jo-Marie Burt, Senior Fellow, WOLA; Director of Latin American Studies, George Mason University