WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
29 Sep 2016 | Video

Seeking Justice in Guatemala: Progress and Challenges

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), and the Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) invite you to:

Seeking Justice in Guatemala: Progress and Challenges

A discussion with

Alejandra Castillo Díaz
Assistant Director, Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH)

Moderated by 

Jo-Marie Burt
Senior Fellow, WOLA

Thursday, September 29, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1666 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

To RSVP, please complete the form to the right. For more information, contact Carolyn Scorpio at (202) 797-2171 or [email protected].

This event will be held in Spanish. A livestream of the event will be available at www.wola.org.

Alejandra Castillo Díaz has been the Assistant Director of the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos, CALDH) since 2010. CALDH is a leading organization in Guatemala that represents victims in a variety of legal situations, including cases related to the Maya Ixil genocide and CREOMPAZ case, which has been described as one of the most significant cases of forced disappearance in Latin America.

In this discussion, Alejandra will analyze the achievements made in transitional justice processes in Guatemala and the challenges that persist, including a new wave of attacks against human rights defenders. Alejandra has been invited by the Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) to visit Washington, DC and other cities to present updated information and analysis about the human rights situation in Guatemala.