RE HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION

Created: 12/1/1992

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(ENT: ITEMPPARENTLY REFERS TO ONE OF THE DECLARATIONS OF STATUS OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES THAT ARE DETERMINED AT THE ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RICHTS COMMISSION (UNHCR) HEETINCS IN CENEVA. DURING THE UNHRC MEETINC IN EARLYHE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (EC) COUNTRIES INITIALLY SUPPORTED MOVING CUATEHALA FROM AGENDA ARTICLEADVISORYEQUIRING ONLY THE APPOINTMENTN ADVISER/EXPERT ON HUMAN RICHTS, TO THE MORE ONEROUSEHCOUNTRYHICH IS RESERVED FOR THE HOST SERIOUS VIOLATORS AND REQUIRES THE NAHINCPECIAL RAPPORTEUR. THIS REPORTED DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION INDICATES THAT. AS IT HAS IN PAST YEARS, THE EC WILL CO TO THE NEXT UNHCR MEETING IN3 WITH THE INTENTION OF PRESSINCHANGE IN GUATEMALA'S STATUS FROM ARTICLEO)

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OF THE EUROPEAN OR*FT HUMAN RICHTS

RESOLUTION IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE TO THE COG AND THE GUATEMALAN MILITARY. ^bWHBVTHE GOG HAS BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST THE PASSAGE OF SUCK AM ITEM FOR THE LAST FIVE yi^.SMMM THl POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ITEMRE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT, AS IT PUTS GUATEMALA IN THE CATEGORY OF SUCH COUNTRIES AS IRAQ.

the international

COMMUNITY IS DIRECTING HUMAN RICHTS POLICY TOWARD GUATEMALA INAY THAT GUATEMALA EVENTUALLYITUATION SIMILAR TO THAT Of EL SALVADOR,ERMANENT UN HUMAN RIGHTS PRESENCE. WBHkVBVHk^lW THE GOG RECENTLY HAS COME UNDER INCREASED PRESSURE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL

INVOLVEMENT IK THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE GUATEMALAN GUERRILLAS. TO WHICH THE COG IS STRONGLY OPPOSED. ^BHkWkWM THE CURRENT VIEW AMONG SENIOR MILITARY AND GOG OFFICIALS IS TO CONTINUE COOPERATING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON HUMAN RIGHTS

ISSUES BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE NOW, WITH NO FURTHER

CONCESSIONS.

REGARDING ONE WELL-KNOWN HUMAN RIGHTS CASE, THEHAS COKE UNDER INCREASED PRESSURE FROM THE UNITEDC,

N BEHALF OF THE BLAKE FAMILY WHOSE SONOURNALIST. WAS MUPDE'tED IN GUATEHALA ALONG WITHV. )

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f BLAKE FAMILY CURRENTLY IS PREPARINC TOASE ACA

GUATEMALA IN THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT IN AN ATTEMPT TO W

1 FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR THE LENGTHY SEARCH FOR THEIR SON'S

AND FOR THE GRIEF SUFFERED BY FAMILY MEMBERS. SPECIFICALLY THE MOTHER WW_APPARENTLY HAS HEALTH PROBLEMS WHICH RESULTED FROM THIS INCIDENT.

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