Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala, "ODHAG"

Guatemala City

The ODHAG is one of the most important human rights organizations in Guatemala. Founded in the early 1990s, the ODHAG has challenged major human rights abuses since then. The Recovery of the Historical Memory project, which examined the 36 years of civil war and blamed the Guatemalan army for perpetrating 80% of the killings, resulted in the assassination of the office’s director, Bishop Juan Gerardi in 1998. With a current staff of 40 persons, the ODHAG centers its human rights works in the following three areas: Creating a Culture of Peace, Defending Human Dignity, and Reconciliation.

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