Memorial Shrine to Bishop Juan Gerardi and Genocide Victims - Cathedral - Nebaj - Ixil Triangle - Guatemala - 01 Add a comment 308 views 0 faves 0 comments Taken on December 3, 2014 Some rights reserved Sony DSC-HX400V ƒ/3.5 10.3 mm 1/60 200 Flash (on, fired) Show EXIF This photo is in 1 album Guatemala 268 items This photo is currently not in any galleries Add to gallery Tags text abstract pattern Additional info Viewing privacy Public Safety level Safe Flag Photo

During the 1980s Guatemala witnessed a state-orchestrated genocide against the Maya-Achi and other indigenous people as part of its counter-insurgency campaign in the highlands.

Since then Guatemala has seen victim mobilisation at the national and regional level (15 cases at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights), the role of collective reparations including those geared towards acknowledging a genocide against indigenous people, and the intersection between reparations and development in a poor country with fragile state institutions.

In 2003, the National Reparations Programme was set up in Guatemala as a result of a recommendation made by the Comision para el Esclarecimiento Historico (Truth Commission) to provide redress to hundreds of thousands of victims murdered, disappeared and displaced.

Collective Reparations and Plan de Sanchez

Photo Credit: Adam Jones 
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Queens University Belfast