October 16, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of Western New England University School of Law says that, as chief justice of the Criminal Chamber of Guatemala's Supreme Court, Cesar Barrientos has played a critical role in rebuilding the nation's democratic institutions by upholding the rule of law and ...[read more]
October 7, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On October 7, 2008, Mexican authorities extradited former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to face trial in Guatemala on charges of corruption during his presidency from 2000 to 2004. Portillo fled to Mexico, fearing that he would not receive a fair trial in Guatemala, and challenged a 2006 ...[read more]
October 6, 2005
by Chris Buell
Spain's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that thousands of alleged killings and kidnappings committed during Guatemala's civil war may be tried by Spanish courts. The court ruling opened up the country's tribunals to hear genocide cases, even if they do not involve Spanish ...[read more]
May 2, 2005
by Chris Buell
Guatemala will create a security unit to offer increase protection for 19 judges and six magistrates who have received death threats, according to a plan approved by the country's supreme court on Friday. The court announced the plan at the end of a week marred by violence, in which a judge ...[read more]
February 22, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
A Spanish court has issued an international arrest warrant for former Guatemalan military ruler Romeo Lucas Garcia, sources said Monday. Garcia, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease, is wanted in connection with a 1980 siege against the Spanish embassy in Guatemala where thirty-seven ...[read more]
December 2, 2004
by Liza Hall
A new custody hearing ordered by the Nebraska Supreme Court after a finding that the state violated the due process rights of Guatemalan refugee Mercedes Santiago-Felipe has reunited her with the two American-born children she had not seen in three years. Santiago-Felipe came to the United States ...[read more]

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