Grantee profile

Asociación Bufete Jurídico Popular

Asociación Bufete Jurídico Popular (Community Legal Aid Association) provides free legal services to the indigenous communities of Rabinal, Cubulco, and San Miguel Chicaj. The Asociación’s work covers three main areas: land rights, women’s rights and general human rights violations. They provide support to victims seeking reparations from the government, report paramilitary threats against human rights defenders, and train advocates providing human rights and legal information to community members. They also seek to assist communal landowners to resolve land disputes, cases of murder, forced disappearance, rape and torture and have presented some of these cases to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).