Unjust laws

Other Names:
Legislative injustice
Laws in violation of human decency
Unjust legislation

Since the time of the Conquest, alien laws and regulations had been imposed on the Guatemalan people - a legal system that protected the conquerors and destroyed the centuries-old organizational structures of the indigenous population. For nearly five centuries the system for the administration of justice has served those who held economic and political power.


Whoever has the gold makes the rules.

Related Problems:
Inadequate laws
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
10.07.2019 – 20:08 CEST