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Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process

Nov 1997

The signing of peace agreements in 1996 ended 36 years of civil war between the Guatemalan government and the Marxist rebel army, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit. The peace process went beyond an arrangement between armed groups, allowing regional and civic actors to advance their concerns on issues of social justice, political power-sharing and the rule of law.

Reframing citizenship: Indigenous rights, local power and the peace process in Guatemala

Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process
Nov 1997
Accord Guatemala: Reframing citizenship
Rachel Sieder describes how indigenous Mayan civil society groups secured protection for their social cultural and political rights and assesses the opportunities and weaknesses presented by the accords.

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