Judging a Dictator: The Trial of Guatemala’s Rios Montt

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Efrain Rios Montt, the former military ruler of Guatemala, was convicted on May 10, 2013, of genocide and crimes against humanity by a court in Guatemala City. Three days later the conviction was overthrown by the country's constitutional court on procedural grounds.

This book documents this attempt to provide local justice for mass crimes, by providing a summary of the six week trial, based on the daily reports on the www.riosmontt-trial.org website, together with an English translation of key sections of the conviction.

Also available is an extended partial English translation of key sections of the conviction, and a translated text of the constitutional court ruling that led to the cancellation of the guilty verdict against Rios Montt, together with two dissenting opinions.