Guatemala

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of accession UNCAT: 5 January 1990

Relevant Laws

• Constitution of 31 May 1985
• Penal Code of 27 July 1973
• Criminal Procedure Code of 28 September 1992

Relevant Articles

Prohibition of Torture:
• Article 19 of the Constitution

Definition of Torture:
• Article 201Bis of the Penal Code

Penalties:
• Articles 201Bis and 425 of the Penal Code

Others:
• Compensation and reparation:
o Article 19 of the Constitution
• Exclusion of evidence:
o Article 183 of the Criminal Procedure Code
• Lawful sanctions:
o Article 201Bis of the Penal Code

* Information compiled December 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.