International Perspectives on Intelligence Reform and Creating Democratic Controls

(Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2000)

Enabled Guatemalan government officials, members of NGOs, and academics to meet with intelligence experts from around the world in order to discuss experiences of reform, outline mechanisms of oversight, and gain feedback on recommendations for a new intelligence law in Guatemala.


José Manuel Ugarte, Advisor to the Senate National Defense Commission, Argentina


Peter Russell, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada


Andrzej Rzeplinski, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland


César Balguerías, Analyst of Political and Strategic Affairs for Latin America, Higher Center of Defense Information (CESID), Spain

South Africa

Sandy Africa, General Manager of the South African Intelligence Academy, South Africa

United States

James Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology, United States
Philip Heymann, Professor of Law at Harvard University, former US Deputy Attorney General, United States
Kate Martin, Director of the Center for National Security Studies, United States
Oliver Revell, former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States

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