Canadian Truth Commission Attempts to Overcome Guatemalan Refugees' Fear and Cynicism


  • Judith Pyke Independent



Canada, Guatemala, truth commission, human rights, refugees


A Truth Commission for the Canadian Guatemalan community finished taking the last of its testimonies from refugees in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, Canada on April 30, 1998. Altogether, the commission took 34 testimonies and documented 82 cases of human rights abuses in Guatemala. It was funded by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs. The testimonies will be incorporated into a report being prepared by the year-long Truth Commission based in Guatemala, which will wrap up on July 31st, 1998.


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Pyke, J. (1998). Canadian Truth Commission Attempts to Overcome Guatemalan Refugees’ Fear and Cynicism. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 17(1), 37–40.

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