UN Rapporteur in Guatemala
Guatemala - Leandro Depouy, UN Special
Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and
Lawyers, is starting a visit to Guatemala on
Friday, the third this year as an observer
of the justice system.
Despouy visited this capital in January,
when he recommended urgent reforms to the
sector to fight impunity, and he began to
monitor it later, in May.
He will verify now the process to select the
new judges of the Supreme Court of Justice
and the Court of Appeals, according to a
press release by the United Nations
representative to this capital.
He has planned to meet with officials of the
Executive, the Legislature and the
Judiciary, as well as of social and
international community organizations.
In the five days of his visit, Despuoy will
also hold meetings with Nomination
Commission members, who will select
candidates for judges of both courts.