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El Salvador Armed Conflict

El Salvador massacre: a 30-year fight for justice

Thirty years after one of the worst atrocities of El Salvador’s bloody civil war, survivors and victims’ families are still fighting for justice.At least 767 people from the village of El Mozote and neighbouring hamlets were massacred by government forces between 11-13 December 1981.Even by the...
El Salvador Armed Conflict

El Salvador urged to repeal amnesty law

Amnesty International on Tuesday urged authorities in El Salvador to repeal an amnesty law that protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country’s 12-year armed conflict, including the killing of Catholic priest Monsignor Romero on 24 March 1980.The...
Argentina Discrimination

Summit of the Americas fails to address human rights

The fifth Summit of the Americas has failed to recognize that human rights must be placed at the centre of efforts to confront the many fundamental challenges facing the region. Governments from every country in the Americas, except for Cuba, took part in the four-yearly meeting held in Port of...
El Salvador Killings and Disappearances

The missing children of El Salvador

Sixteen years after the end of El Salvador’s civil war, the whereabouts of hundreds of children who disappeared during the conflict remain unknown. 29 March has been designated as the “Day dedicated to the children who disappeared during the internal conflict” in El Salvador. Yet the country’s...