Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) prepares to speak in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City (REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez).
Rios Montt Trial an Example of National, International Courts Working Together
June 4, 2013,
The recent genocide trial of General Efraín Ríos Montt, former de facto leader of Guatemala, highlights the means by which domestic, foreign and international courts work together to protect and promote human rights. But it may also renew the bitter debate underway about the Inter-American human rights system at this week’s Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly meeting.