Scientists and Human Rights in Guatemala: Report of a Delegation

Scientists and Human Rights in Guatemala: Report of a Delegation

by Committee on Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences and Committee on Health and Human Rights, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309047935

ISBN-13: 9780309047937

Pub. Date: 01/15/1992

Publisher: National Academies Press

Roughly 40 thousand people have been killed or made to "disappear" for political reasons in Guatemala during the last 30 years. Despite vows and some genuine efforts by the current government, human rights abuses and political killings continue.

Scientists and Human Rights in Guatemala presents a history of the violence and the research findings and

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Overview

Roughly 40 thousand people have been killed or made to "disappear" for political reasons in Guatemala during the last 30 years. Despite vows and some genuine efforts by the current government, human rights abuses and political killings continue.

Scientists and Human Rights in Guatemala presents a history of the violence and the research findings and conclusions of a 1992 delegation to Guatemala. The focus of the book is on the human rights concerns and the responses of the government and military authorities to those concerns. Background and status of an investigation into the political murder of an eminent Guatemalan anthropologist is presented along with an overview of the impact of the repression on universities, research institutions, and service and human rights organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309047937
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/15/1992
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Guatemala, an Overview1
Civilian Governments1
A History of Violence4
The Committees' Work in Guatemala11
Visit to Guatemala, June 199113
The 1992 Mission15
Terms of Reference15
Government Perspectives16
Universities and Research Institutions29
Service and Human Rights Organizations34
Findings and Conclusions37
The Guatemalan Government37
Nongovernmental Human Rights Efforts38
International Support39
Political Killings and Disappearances39
The Case of Myrna Mack40
Scientific Research40
Appendix A: The Committees43
Appendix B: Cases in Guatemala45
Appendix C: Members of the Delegation63
Appendix D: Guatemalan Judicial Procedure and the Mack Case65

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