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Weekly Report - 14 February 2019 (WR-19-06)

Reconciliation law under threat in Guatemala

With uncertainty rife over future of anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala amid the ongoing battle between President Jimmy Morales and United Nations (UN)-backed anti-impunity commission in Guatemala (Cicig), civil-society groups are warning of another potential blow to anti-impunity efforts. Last month the 158-member unicameral legislature approved, in the first of three readings, a bill which seeks to amend Guatemala’s long-standing national reconciliation law.

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