The Law Society of England & Wales, Bar Council of England & Wales, Law Society of Scotland, Law Society of Northern Ireland, Bar of Ireland, and Law Society of Ireland have sent a letter to authorities in Guatemala on threats to the independence of the judiciary and rule of law in that country.

In the letter, we jointly express our concern that the recent developments in Guatemala threaten the independence of the judiciary, the fight against corruption and the rule of law in the country.

The full letter can be found at the bottom of this webpage. An English and Spanish version are available.

For more information on this situation, or our Lawyers at Risk programmes, please contact Marina Brilman.