Video On Demand

Lessons Learned from CICIG and MACCIH to Combat Corruption and Promote the Rule of Law

July 17, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT
Please join CSIS Americas and the American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies for a public discussion about the lessons learned from CICIG in Guatemala and MACCIH in Honduras. Experts will analyze the successes and pitfalls of the CICIG and MACCIH programs in pursuit of the most effective way for the international community to support efforts to enhance institutional capacity to combat corruption, crime and impunity in the region and beyond. 

During the event, Dr. Charles "Chuck" Call of American University will present a recently-completed study looking at CICIG and MACCIH in relation to the announced intent of the new President of El Salvador to establish a hybrid “CICIES” in his country with support both from the OAS and the UN. A panel of fellow experts will explore those lessons in how to strengthen the rule of law in the Northern Triangle and beyond. Panelists will include Arturo Aguilar, Executive Director of the Seattle International Foundation and former senior political officer to the Commissioner of CICIG; and Claudia Paz y Paz (via Skype), a criminal law expert and former Attorney General of Guatemala. The discussion will be moderated by CSIS Americas Senior Adviser Mark L. Schneider.

This event was made possible by intellectual support from the American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and by general support to CSIS.
Mark L. Schneider
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program and Human Rights Initiative

Claudia Paz y Paz

Former Attorney General of Guatemala

Michael A. Matera