Understanding the Legal System in Guatemala

Guatemala's legal system is based on a civil law system, which means that laws are codified and judges make decisions based on these codes rather than on previous court cases. The system is divided into two branches, civil and penal. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of Guatemala's legal system, including its sources of law, court system, and legal professions.

Panoramic view of Antigua Guatemala with the three volcanoes in the background