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In a statement released on August 6, 2015, the Consejo del Pueblo Wuxhtaj (CPW) of Guatemala denounced what is tantamount to a new assault on the Wuxhtaj people as a result of activities advancing hydroelectric projects.

In March of this...

Country: 
Guatemala
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR
Corporate Accountability
System of Solidarity (SOS)
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
Economic Policy and Human Rights
OP-ICESCR

New report by several NGOs says that the IFC is failing to perform due diligence and to identify or effectively manage risk in many of its investments in third-party lenders 

The Observatory for the protection of Human Rights Defenders (OMCT and FIDH) calls on the Guatemalan authorities to put an end to the practice of criminalising human rights defenders

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

The Q'ukumatz Association of Guatemala is involved in the 37 in 27 Project to raise funds to combat discrimination against indigenous children and youth

Geneva/Guatemala: Several international organisations and networks that presented a report on the Right to Food call attention at national and international levels to the situation of hunger and malnutrition existing in Guatemala. They demand that the Right to Food be declared a national priority. Moreover, they urge to cease violence and threats against social, community, indigenous, peasant and trade union leaders, and to effectively protect human rights defenders.

Country: 
Guatemala
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR
OP-ICESCR

A petition was filed with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) against the State of Guatemala alleging the kidnapping, torture and death of four minors and the murder of a fifth one in 1990, in the city of Guatemala, by members of the security forces, and the State's failure to provide adequate judicial protection to the victims' families.