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Human Rights Trial in Guatemala Could Set Global Precedenti
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April 27, 2013 12:08 AM
The continuing legal complications that threaten to annul the Guatemalan trial of a former military dictator have brought renewed attention to the difficulties of prosecuting high-profile human rights cases in developing countries. As VOA’s Bill Rodgers reports, the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt was greeted as a major step forward in accountability when it opened earlier this year, but its procedural problems have led to frustrations.

Human Rights Trial in Guatemala Could Set Global Precedent

Published April 26, 2013

The continuing legal complications that threaten to annul the Guatemalan trial of a former military dictator have brought renewed attention to the difficulties of prosecuting high-profile human rights cases in developing countries. As VOA’s Bill Rodgers reports, the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt was greeted as a major step forward in accountability when it opened earlier this year, but its procedural problems have led to frustrations.


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