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Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: 4 Ex-Patrulleros will face trial in 2022

On March 24th, 2021, the Rabinal Legal Clinic successfully appealed the decision made by now recused judge, Claudette Dominguez, on June 21st, 2019 in the case of the 36 Maya Achi women for sexual violence committed during the Guatemalan Internal Armed Conflict. Judge Claudette Dominguez was recused from the case [...]

2021-06-02T11:17:45-04:00April 6th, 2021|In the News, Truth, justice & impunity|

Updates from BTS Partners

Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) Our friends at the CCDA continue their incredible work of community organizing in response to the many challenges faced.  The end of 2020 brought on many difficulties with regards to the continuous violence and criminalization against land defenders.  The CCDA continues to provide support [...]

2021-04-12T08:54:08-04:00January 28th, 2021|General blog|

Commemoration of the Xococ Massacre

By: Laura Robinson (BTS Cooperant) On February 13th, I accompanied the Rabinal Legal Clinic and The New Hope Foundation School to what had been used as a clandestine cemetery in Xococ, a town outside of Rabinal. It was the 38th anniversary of the Xococ massacre during which the Guatemalan army [...]

2021-06-09T12:05:59-04:00February 19th, 2020|General blog, Report Backs|

US sentencing of former civil patroller implicated in crimes against humanity

On December 20, 2019 Francisco Cuxum Alvarado was sentenced in a Massachusetts courtroom for immigration-related charges with Maya Achi survivors Paula Ixtapa and Jesus Tecu present. Paula is president of the Rabinal Legal Clinic, while Jesus is the director. Back in 2018, Cuxum Alvarado was also sentenced in a Salamá courtroom [...]

2021-06-09T12:07:23-04:00January 24th, 2020|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Exciting cooperant program updates!

January 2020 is off to a great start with the beginning of Laura Robinson’s Community Development Cooperant placement at both the Rabinal Legal Clinic and the New Hope Foundation in Rabinal.  Over the next six months, Laura will support the Legal Clinic in the areas of research, communications and fundraising [...]

2021-06-09T12:10:53-04:00January 23rd, 2020|General blog, Report Backs|

Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: Report-Back on Speaking Tour with Gloria Reyes

By: Stacey Gomez, BTS Maritimes Coordinator From October 26-30th, lawyer Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic spoke throughout the Maritimes on the case of the 36 women from Rabinal seeking justice for sexual violence committed during Guatemala's Internal Armed Conflict. As a member of legal team for the case, [...]

2021-06-09T12:08:56-04:00December 13th, 2019|General blog, Speaking Tour, Truth, justice & impunity|
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