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Guatemala has a republican, democratic, and representative form of government (Article 140 of the Political Constitution). From a centralized view of the state (1965 Constitution), there has been an evolution to the current supreme legal framework of the Republic of Guatemala in Central America (the 1985 Constitution), which enshrines the primacy of the human person as the subject and purpose of social order (Preamble), as a response to humanist trends of thought.

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States Parties to the UN Convention against Torture are not only under an obligation to prevent torture and ill-treatment and to bring perpetrators of torture to justice, but also to assist victims of torture and to grant them adequate reparation, including compensation and rehabilitation.

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