Guatemala: Securing labor rights in rural areas

Students prepared a report to address the fact that rural employers are often not disciplined for not complying with legally-binding court orders in Guatemala. While the labor courts have vindicated the majority of rural workers’ claims against employers, their decisions are not enforced and frivolous appeals are not dismissed. The findings of the report were presented in a public hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

 

Project completed by students in the Fall 2008 Human Rights Advocacy course, the predecessor to the Human Rights Clinic.