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Almost two decades since the 1996 peace accords that brought an end to the 36-year-long civil war in Guatemala, justice for wartime atrocities remains elusive. And social inequality is still widespread.

Indigenous – mainly Mayan – communities are disproportionately affected by poverty, and frequently involved in disputes over ancestral lands.

As part of a program on legal preparedness for climate change, IDLO has analyzed the Guatemalan legal framework, focusing on carbon rights and how related activities could reduce conflicts and benefit rural and indigenous communities. The IDLO legal preparedness initiative spans four countries in Latin America.


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