What is Happening in Guatemala? Conversation with this 2018 Right Livelihood Prize Laureates and ILAC

Iván Velásquez, head of UN-backed International Committee against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Thelma Aldana, former Guatemalan Attorney General. ©Oficina de Comunicaciones CICIG

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Location: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm

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In collaboration with Sida and the Right Livelihood Foundation, ILAC will participate on a public discussion on the challenges Guatemala currently faces in its struggle against corruption and impunity.

The seminar will feature 2018 Right Livelihood Prize Laureates Iván Velásquez, Head of the UN-backed International Committee against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), and Thelma Aldana, the former Guatemalan Attorney General.

Rhodri Williams, ILAC Senior Legal Expert, will present the findings of a recent report on the Guatemalan justice sector and describe the central importance of the CICIG for the consolidation of independent and effective justice institutions in Guatemala.

Aldana and Velásquez were recognised by the Right Livelihoods Foundation for their historical contribution to the fight against corruption and impunity. With over 300 convictions attained and 60 criminal networks disbanded, their work has strengthened public confidence in government institutions.

Both will now visit Sweden to receive the Right Livelihood Prize, also widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. The Award honours and supports courageous people and organisations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.

Please note that this event will be held in Swedish and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation available.

Read the ILAC report  in English and in Spanish