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Paul Seils is Vice President of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

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Those Hiding Truth About Disappeared Are Enemies of Humanity

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 7:49 AM

The practice of enforced disappearance ranks as one of the most heinous forms of conduct imaginable, even in the context of truly deep evil. Wherever it has occurred -- regardless of whether 20 people or 20,000 people have been disappeared -- the level of pre-meditation and planning involved is significant...

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Making Justice a Reality Where It Counts

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Some years ago I sat in a courtroom in the central highlands of Guatemala, a member of a legal team representing victims of a massacre committed by the Guatemalan Army and paramilitaries in March 1982. Over 170 women and children were killed in the attack. Very few men perished because...

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Guatemala Genocide Ruling a Triumph for Survivors

(2) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 11:02 AM

On Thursday a Guatemalan court ruled the country's former president, General Efraín Ríos Montt, will stand trial for genocide and crimes against humanity committed thirty years ago. After decades spent hiding behind parliamentary immunity he will finally be held accountable for ordering massacres, disappearances, and the systematic destruction...

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