The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in Guatemala carried out the 2nd Judicial Forum “Human Dignity, Presumption of Innocence and Human Rights,” held at the National Civil Police Academy (PNC) with the assistance of 875 students of this house of studies.
The forum held under the Justice for Peace Program was carried out with the purpose of promoting the defense of Human Rights and respect for human dignity. The activity began with the welcoming remarks by Emma Perez, sub-commissary and deputy director of the PNC.
On the other hand, Ludwin Villalta, president of the Academy of Criminal Sciences and Human Rights of Guatemala, spoke on the subject “Human rights in criminal investigation,” where he stressed the importance of neuroscience to determine the behavior of a criminal.
Likewise, he commented that when a delinquent is being arrested he has the right to declare or refrain from doing so, a situation that must be respected because it is within their Human Rights.
“The criminal investigation is to determine in whom, to whom, what, how, when and everything a judicial system that rests on a person: the police, who must be an architect capable of ensuring security," concluded Villalta.
Respect to every citizen
Debby Juarez, a member of the Academy of Criminal Sciences and Human Rights of Guatemala, spoke about “Human Dignity, Human Rights in the police function,” where she said that human dignity is the respect that every person must be given.
“Human rights can not be violated under any pretext, however the law does allow these rights to be limited. The right to freedom can be limited through an order of apprehension or a capture following legal proceedings,” said Juarez.
Finally, Abimael Bamaca, national coordinator of the Justice for Peace Program of GEAP in Guatemala, thanked the High Commanders of the National Civil Police and the speakers for their collaboration on the subject of Human Rights.