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Claudia Paz y Paz

Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional · Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Director of the Central America and Mexico Program,
San Jose Costa Rica
Claudia Paz y Paz is the Director of the Mexico and Central America Program, based in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Prior to joining CEJIL’s team, Claudia was the first woman to hold office as Guatemala’s attorney General where she believed in the rule of law as a force that could strengthen society through the pillars of peace, justice and equality. Under her leadership, the country witnessed record-breaking sentences that increased the country’s ability to reach justice in cases of violence and grave human rights violations. As the first Guatemala law enforcement office to pursue high-ranking combatants of the civil war for war crimes, she succeeded in the conviction of high-ranking members of the military and of the former President Efrain Rios Montt for crimes against humanity.
Additionally, Claudia formed part of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) tasked with investigating the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico; as well as a second iteration of the GIEI, which was assigned with investigating the violence that took place in Nicaragua in the wake of the April 18th protests.

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Wednesday, November 18

16:30 CET

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