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STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON: Guatemala’s Constitutional Court
February 19, 2021

state department logoU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release

The United States remains focused on monitoring Guatemala’s ongoing process to select magistrates for the Constitutional Court’s 2021-2026 mandate.  We value our partnership with President Giammattei and our longstanding ties with Guatemala, and are committed to supporting Guatemala’s fight against endemic corruption and impunity.  The selection of magistrates for the Constitutional Court’s new mandate is a historic opportunity to ensure Guatemala’s highest court is comprised of magistrates of the highest caliber in order to maintain the integrity of this vital democratic institution.  We urge all entities involved in the selection of the next 10 members of the Constitutional Court to commit to and ensure an open and transparent selection process. A court formed of qualified, experienced, independent, and impartial judges will help protect the rule of law for the next generation.