Related Rule
Guatemala
Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
In 2003, in its fourth periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Guatemala stated:
Various government bodies and non-governmental organizations have agreed that the establishment of the National Reconciliation Programme represents progress. Its purpose is to identify, provide reparation and compensation for, to return property to, to assist and to rehabilitate the victims of armed conflict. Following the political agreement which formed the basis of the National Reconciliation Programme, Government Agreement No. 258-2003 established the National Reconciliation Commission, which comprises five government representatives and five representatives of civil society. The government representatives are members of COPREDEH [The Presidential Commission for Coordinating Executive Policy in Human Rights]; a representative of the Ministry of Public Finance; the head of the Peace Secretariat; a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food and a personal representative of the President of the Republic who serves as chairman. The non-governmental representatives are two representatives of organizations for the victims of human rights violations that occurred during the armed conflict; a representative of Maya organizations; a representative of women’s organizations and a representative of human rights organizations. The specific purpose of this Commission is to provide compensation to victims of the human rights violations that took place during the internal armed conflict which ended on 29 December 1996. 
Guatemala, Fourth periodic report to the Committee against Torture, 27 May 2005, UN Doc. CAT/C/74/Add.1, submitted 8 December 2003, § 126.
In 2006, during the consideration of the fourth periodic report of Guatemala before the Committee against Torture, a representative of Guatemala stated that “compensation had not been awarded by domestic courts, but, in specific cases relating to the period of internal armed conflict, compensation had been awarded by virtue of international courts judgments.” 
Guatemala, Statement before the Committee against Torture during the consideration of the fourth periodic report of Guatemala, 12 May 2006, UN Doc. CAT/C/SR.701, § 56.
In 2003, in its fourth periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Guatemala stated:
The Peace Secretariat reports that it is implementing a pilot project offering moral and material assistance to people in the indigenous communities who have suffered violations, principally those in which, according to the Historical Clarification Commission, massacres occurred. Most of the beneficiaries suffered torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. In addition, it is running reconciliation workshops which have given rise to psychosocial, legal and moral support activities and moves to return property. 
Guatemala, Fourth periodic report to the Committee against Torture, 27 May 2005, UN Doc. CAT/C/74/Add.1, submitted 8 December 2003, § 130.
In 2006, during the consideration of the fourth periodic report of Guatemala before the Committee against Torture, a representative of Guatemala stated:
The National Compensation Programme had provided reparation for violations, inter alia in the following spheres: forced disappearances; extrajudicial execution; physical and psychological torture; forced displacement; forced recruitment of minors; sexual violence and violence against children; [and] massacres. The means of reparation included: restoring dignity to victims; psychosocial reparation and rehabilitation; material restitution; and economic rehabilitation. To date, 338 people had benefited from those programmes and 22 had received financial compensation in their capacity as victims of torture. In 2005 and 2006 a sum of approximately Q [“quetzal” is the unit of currency of Guatemala] 3,225,000 had so far been disbursed. 
Guatemala, Statement before the Committee against Torture during the consideration of the fourth periodic report of Guatemala, 12 May 2006, UN Doc. CAT/C/SR.701, § 57.