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Migrant Children and the
Criminal Justice System

Understand the risk that migrant children and their families might face under Penal Law in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, their rights, as well as protections available to them. 

Child Detention Crisis Initiative
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Guatemalan Criminal Law &
Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Presented by Claudia Gonzalez Orellana

JUNE 8, 2020

About the Presenter

Ms. Claudia González graduated from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala with a master's degree in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law. She also holds a Diploma on Criminal Appeals from the University of San Pablo, Guatemala. Ms. Gonzalez has twenty years of experience working on issues of human rights and criminal justice, with a focus on gender equality, children and adolescent rights, as well as international human rights with a focus on the fight against corruption. Ms. Gonzalez was a member of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) for eight years. CICIG was an independent international body whose purpose was to support the state in the investigation of crimes committed by members of criminal organizations.

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Criminal Law and Migrant
Children from Honduras
Presented by Mabel Nuñez Amador

JUNE 24, 2020

About the Presenter

Mabel Nuñez Amador is an Honduran attorney who works for the Nuñez Velasquez Law Firm, which was founded in 1983 by her father, Jose C. Nuñez Velasquez. Since 2006, Ms. Nuñez Velasquez has also worked at her own law firm, in partnership with her colleague Lourdes Trejo. Ms. Nuñez Velasquez works primarily with migrants and is a member of the Justice in Motion Defender Network.

Criminal Law and Protections
for Migrant Children in El Salvador
Presented by Pedro Antonio Martínez

JULY 7, 2020

About the Presenter

Pedro Antonio Martínez is a lawyer and notary public as well as a professor at José Simeón Cañas Central American University, where he teaches criminal, civil, and administrative law. He has been a consultant for the creation of municipal ordinances on environmental issues as well as violence prevention. Mr. Martínez litigates criminal cases and cases related to  environmental protection. He also researches children’s rights, forced displacement due to gender violence, public policies and legislation to combat illegal armed groups, and human rights of the LGBTI population. He is currently a member of the Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES).

The content in these resources is purely informational and does not constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on these resources are for general informational purposes only. Information contained in these resources may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.

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