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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Agreement to establish Commission to clarify past human rights violations and acts of violence that caused the Guatemalan population to suffer
Record 302

Country :

Guatemala

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement to establish Commission to clarify past human rights violations and acts of violence that caused the Guatemalan population to suffer
Year :
1994
Date Signed :

23 July 1994

Summary :

Defined process for investing human rights abuses and for producing recommendations to contribute to national reconciliation. Agreed findings would not attribute responsibility to any individual and recommendations would not be legally binding. Proceedings would be confidential and content and sources of information would not be made public.


Parties :
Govt of Guatemala, URNG
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
purpose of agreement is to establish truth commission; deals with purpose, operation, composition, installation and duration, report, and int'l verification;
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Purposes, III. Commission is to formulate recommendations to preserve the memory of the victims
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
Int'l Verification: implementation subject to UN verification; Commitment of the Parties: 'The Parties undertake to collaborate with the Commission in all matters that may be necessary for the fulfilment of its mandate. In particular, they undertake to establish, prior to setting up the Commission and during its operations, the necessary conditions so that the Commission may fulfil the terms of reference established in the present agreement.'
International Community :
UN Involvement :
Signatory; implementation subject to UN verification; talks moderator appointed by SG further to Framework Agreement also to be member of Commission; Commission report to be submitted to the parties and the SG who will publish it
Source :
USIP


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