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Guatemala: Congress Assaulting Judicial Independence

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Click to expand Image Lawmakers vote in Congress, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on September 11, 2017. © REUTERS/Luis Echeverria (Washington, DC) – The Guatemalan Congress’s efforts to press criminal charges against Constitutional Court judges over a recent court ruling are a flagrant assault on judicial independence, Human Rights Watch said today. In May 2020, the Constitutional Court ruled that to select suitable candidates, Congress should ensure that its process for selecting high court judges meets basic requirements. The ruling responded to a complaint that the list for Congress…

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