Articles by: Jo-Marie Burt

January 5, 2018

Peruvian President Kuczynski’s humanitarian pardon for Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations, was a quid pro quo to avoid impeachment. Can it be revoked?

December 28, 2014

Under pressure from entrenched economic and military interests, Guatemala's Constitutional Court undid its historic genocide ruling in 2013. The trial is set to resume on January 5, but faces last-ditch efforts to derail it.

December 10, 2014

The Senate report on torture obligates the United States to prosecute those who sanctioned its use. Latin America’s efforts can help show us how.

June 17, 2013

On May 10, 2013, before a packed courtroom, a Guatemalan court declared that it had found former de-facto president General José Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Just 10 days after this historic ruling, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court vacated the verdict against Ríos Montt and ordered a partial retrial of the legal proceedings from April 19 forward.

September 25, 2007