Restoring the Rule of Law In Guatemala with Iván Velásquez Gómez


Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Adams House LCR (26 Plympton Street, Cambridge


Join Iván Velásquez Gómez, UN High Commissioner for the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, (CICIG) as he describes his battles against illegal security groups and clandestine security  organizations in Guatemala – criminal groups believed to have infiltrated state institutions, fostering impunity and undermining democratic gains in Guatemala since the end of the country's armed conflict in the 1990s. The CICIG  represents an innovative initiative by the United Nations, together with a Member State, to strengthen the rule of law in a post-conflict country. Before his post with CICIG, Commissioner Gómez was a prosecutor in Colombia, where he investigated the ties and relations of former President Uribe to paramilitary groups.

Admission is free and open, but you must reserve a ticket here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development, The Carr Center for Human Rights, and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies