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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

Alexander Aizenstatd

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 October 2021

Subject(s):
Immunity from jurisdiction, international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, referred to as CICIG for the acronym of its Spanish title Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala, is an independent international entity established by an agreement between the United Nations and the State of Guatemala. CICIG’s main purpose is to support, strengthen, and assist national institutions in the investigation, prosecution, and dismantling of illegal security forces and clandestine security organizations related to agents of the State or with the capacity to generate impunity...
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