COPMAGUA

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COPMAGUACoalition of Mayan People's Organizations
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Leonardo Cabrera, a member of the commission on derecho indigena in COPMAGUA, explained the differences between it and "official" justice in this way: "State law is written, onerous, it is not consensual, it focuses on punishment rather than reparation, it is rigid, disintegrative, and requires endless paperwork; while indigenous law is oral, is not onerous, is consensual, preventative, flexible, and seeks to maintain family and communal unity, moreover, it is quick.
However, the text of the agreement was taken from a set of proposals drawn up by COPMAGUA, the umbrella group representing Mayan peoples in the Assembly of Civil Society.