Guatemala CIIDH Data

Welcome to the web data resource for the International Center for Human Rights Research (Centro Internacional para Investigaciones en Derechos Humanos, or CIIDH). Here you will find raw data on human rights violations in Guatemala during the period 1960-1996. You’re welcome to use it for your own statistical analyses.

ASCII delimited (csv)

Resource Information

These files are between 300-700 kilobytes. The data are stored in a zipped compression format.

For an explanation of how the data are structured and what the variables represent, see the data dictionary.

If you use these data, please cite them with the following citation, as well as this note:

“These are convenience sample data, and as such they are not a statistically representative sample of events in this conflict.  These data do not support conclusions about patterns, trends, or other substantive comparisons (such as over time, space, ethnicity, age, etc.).”

Ball, Patrick. (1999). AAAS/CIIDH database of human rights violations in Guatemala (ATV20.1).

Last revision: 29 January 2000

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