The International Center for Human Rights Research (CIIDH) in Guatemala was formed in 1993 to support and seek justice for victims of the Guatemalan civil war. CIIDH focused on investigating past human rights abuses and winning reparations for victims of the Guatemalan civil war, as well as protecting political rights in the postwar era. The Guatemala City-based organization began budget work and policy advocacy in 1997 after the Peace Accords. In addition to promoting political reconciliation under the Accords, the CIIDH monitored military spending in Guatemala and has since expanded the scope of its work to include research and advocacy on fiscal policy, analysis of social spending, and the promotion of budget transparency and accountability in Guatemala.