Déclaration de l’Union Européenne : Démission de Carlos Castresana [es]

The European Union Heads of Mission in Guatemala very much regret the circumstances that led to Carlos Castresana´s decision to resign as Commissioner of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), which is acting here at the request of the Government.

The European Union has supported CICIG since its establishment with human, material and financial resources and stands firm in its full support to CICIG. It is of the utmost importance that its achievements in the areas of security and justice are not lost.

We expect the Guatemalan authorities to reinforce their support to CICIG and to take the necessary executive and legislative measures to fight impunity in the country. The European Union is willing to continue to assist Guatemala in this fight, including the strengthening of the institutions of the security and justice sectors.

We hope very much that a new Commissioner will be appointed without delay. Last but not least, we thank Carlos Castresana for his courage, outstanding dedication and hard work and wish him all the best for his future endeavours. He has faced considerable obstacles and deserves everyone’s respect and gratitude.

Dernière modification : 13/12/2016

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