New Models to Combat Impunity in Latin America: The Experiences of Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras

In Guatemala, the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity (CICIG) has spearheaded the prosecution of high level government corruption and organized crime; in Mexico, the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), backed by the Interamerican Commission, helped highlight shortcomings in the investigation into the Ayotzinapa disappearances; in Honduras, the Organization of American States is backing the Mission of Support against Corruption and Impunity (MACCIH). 

This panel discussion will look at the experiences of all three countries, and seek to identify both common challenges and lessons learned for future efforts to combat impunity in Latin America and elsewhere. 


  • Arturo Aguilar, Political Officer, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)
  • Carlos Beristain, Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI)
  • Jan-Michael Simon, International Legal Expert
  • Úrsula Indacochea, Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundations
  • Adriana Beltrán, Senior Associate for Citizen Security, WOLA
  • Olga Guzmán, advocacy director, Comisión Mexicana de Derechos Humanos
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 12:302:00 p.m.

Inter-American Dialogue, 1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005

Arturo Aguilar, Adriana Beltrán, Carlos Beristain, James A. Goldston, Olga Guzmán, Úrsula Indacochea, and Jan-Michael Simon