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Friday, 17 December, 1999, 09:29 GMT
Guatemalan army presents new doctrine



The Guatemalan army has published a document which outlines a new peacetime role for the military.

The new military doctrine emphasises respect for human rights, the rule of law and subordination to the civilian authorities.

The head of the United Nations Mission in Guatemala, Jean Arnault, said the document was an important step towards military compliance with the peace accords that ended the internal conflict in 1996. Last year the United Nations Historical Clarification Commission said the military was responsible for eighty-five per-cent of the human rights violations committed during the thirty-six year conflict, in which more than two-hundred-thousand people were killed.

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