Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
Section C. Forms of reparation other than compensation
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.
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.