Protocol for the Investigation of Crimes Committed Against Human Rights Defenders

Ministerio Público

The General Instruction approving the Protocol for the Investigation of Crimes Committed against Human Rights Defenders was approved on 4 May 2018. It was from the coordinated work between the Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Guatemala (UDEFEGUA) and the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala accepted the proposal and devised the circular contained in this document. We hope that this publication will be a useful tool for those who exercise the right to defend human rights, from different spaces and corners of the country.

General Instruction of the Attorney General Number 05-2018