H Bosdriesz, LL.M. is Lecturer and Phd Candidate at Grotius Centre for International Legal StudiesProfile page
In 1954 CIA sponsored a coup d’état to protect the interests of US fruit companies at the expense of labour union rights. Through trade agreements and private standards they now intend to restore the damage and force Guatemala to improve its labour laws.
On 10 May 2013, a Guatemalan court delivered a historic genocide conviction against former president Ríos Montt. On 20 May, the Constitutional Court annulled this judgment. What does this mean for the struggle against impunity for international crimes?