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GUATEMALA - Moratorium on executions

Government: constitutional democratic republic
State of civil and political rights: Partly free
Constitution: 14 January 1986, amended in November 1993
Legal System: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
Legislative System: unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica)
Judicial System: Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

Method of execution: lethal injection
Date of last execution: 29-6-2000
Prisoners on death row: 0

International Treaties on the Death Penalty and Human Rights:
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • 1st Optional Protocol to the Covenant
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • American Convention on Human Rights
  • Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture


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