A recent post by the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) highlights the continuing struggle against impunity in Guatemala and calls on Guatemala to ensure that judges are permitted to decide cases free of any “pressures, threats or interference, direct or indirect, from any quarter or for any reason”.
The Clooney Foundation for Justice is alarmed by recent efforts in Guatemala to prosecute members of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala, including Judge Gloria Porras, for their judicial activities. CFJ echoes the concerns expressed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which urged Guatemala to put a stop to the proceedings against these judges.
Judge Porras, who was recently re-elected to Guatemala’s Constitutional Court, has faced significant harassment throughout her tenure on the court. In 2019, at a conference launching CFJ’s TrialWatch initiative, she highlighted the need to respect judicial independence. And yet, if anything, the harassment since then has escalated.
You can read the full piece, with links, here, Prosecutions Against Members of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala Should Stop.