Guatemala

Relevant documents

 

National Report

The National Report for Guatemala was considered during the UPR 2nd Session.

‘National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15(a) of the Annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1. Guatemala’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/2/GTM/1, 8 April 2008

Date of consideration Tuesday 6 May 2008

 

Compilation of UN information

‘Compilation prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Accordance with Paragraph 15(B) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1. Guatemala’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/2/GTM/2, 10 April 2008.

 

Summary of stakeholders’ information

‘Summary prepared by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in accordance with paragraph 15(c) of the annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1. Guatemala’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/2/GTM/3, 2 April 2008.

Individual Stakeholders’ reports are available here.

 

Outcome of the review: Report of the Working group

‘Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review. Guatemala’, UN Doc. A/HRC/8/38, 29 May 2008.


Recommendations

 

Recommendation: Ensure effective and independent investigations into all reports of torture and extrajudicial executions by members of the security forces.

Recommending State: Australia

Response: Accepted

Action: 4

Issue: Torture and other CID treatment. Extrajudicial executions

Session: 2

Recommendation: Prohibit explicitly corporal punishment in the home and family

Recommending State: Austria

Response: Accepted

Action: 5        

Issue: Torture and other CID treatment. Rights of the Child

Session: 2

Recommendation: Continue its efforts in respect of the Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture.

Recommending State: Brazil

Response: Accepted

Action: 2

Issue: Torture and other CID treatment. International instruments

Session: 2

Recommendation: Take measures to address impunity and investigate and prosecute cases of enforced disappearances and torture.

Recommending State: Canada

Response: Accepted

Action: 4

Issue: Torture and other CID treatment. Impunity. Enforced disappearances

Session: 2