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Access to Justice

Land rights defender finally walks free in Guatemala

Having been wrongfully imprisoned for over two years, Abelino’s trial lasted less than five days last week as he was c...

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Business and Human Rights

‘Please keep walking with us’

Like many people in Ireland, I’m familiar with reports about the caravans of displaced people moving through Central A...

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Guatemala

Voices from the Migrant Caravan

“There is no way to live there, we don´t know how to survive” says Margarita, 34. She has left her home country of ...

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Guatemala

“It has been 5 years without rain”

In a country where violence, corruption and discrimination towards indigenous people is common, people are trying to sur...

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Guatemala

John McColgan launches photography book in aid of Trócaire

John visited both countries in his role as Trócaire Ambassador. Best known for his work with Riverdance and Tyrone Prod...

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Access to Justice

Rios Montt death closes bloody chapter for Guatemala

For others, particularly the survivors and victims of the genocide, his death represents a denial of justice from t...

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Access to Justice

Human rights activist falsely imprisoned in Guatemala

Abelino Chub Caal, a human rights activists who Trócaire supports in Guatemala has been imprisoned since Feb 2017 under...

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Access to Justice

International Human Rights Award acknowledges Indigenous women’s historic legal victory in Guatemala

Last year history was made in Guatemala as former Lieutenant Esteelmer Reyes Girón and military commissioner Heriberto ...

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Access to Justice

Corruption-accused President of Guatemala given reprieve by Congress

Jimmy Morales was voted President of Guatemala in 2016. He campaigned on a platform of honest governance, after the prev...

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Access to Justice

EU and Latin America: Human rights cannot be the cost of trade

The EU has increased its imports from Latin America by 50% in the last decade. It is the region’s third largest tr...

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Guatemala

Meeting genocide survivors in Guatemala

Lisa Naughten, a Trócaire supporter, shares her experiences of travelling with Trócaire to Guatemala in February ...

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Access to Justice

Trócaire condemns the murder of Jeremy Barrios, staff member at our partner organisation CALAS, Guatemala

November 12, 2016 On November 12, 2016, in Guatemala City at around 5:30 pm, Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima was shot twice ...

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Access to Justice

Historic victory for women’s rights and justice in Guatemala

  The plaintiffs at the trial. Photo: Mujeres Transformando el Mundo   The accused and their lawyers at the Su...

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Guatemala

“No one can shut me up for being a woman”

I visited Doña Tina Velasquez Garcia, who is 65 and who lives in a rural community just outside the town of Pochuta, ab...

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Access to Justice

Time of change in Guatemala: a new era of justice and democracy

The 2nd of September 2015 will be remembered throughout Guatemala as an historic victory for the Guatemalan people in th...

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