Guatemalan Dictator's Genocide Conviction A First

May 14, 2013
Originally published on May 14, 2013 1:58 pm

Last week's guilty verdict makes former dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt the first head of state to be convicted of genocide by a national court in the country where the crimes took place. American University law professor Diane Orentlicher examines the significance of Montt's conviction.