Impunity and Grave Human Rights Violations

Transitional Justice in the Aftermath of Civil Conflict: Lessons Learned from Peru, Guatemala, and El Salvador

As transitional justice has become both a global idea and a global practice, there is an increasing need to better understand not only the design and implementation of transitional justice mechanisms, but their impact and significance as well. Any such effort requires an examination of the specific mechanisms of transitional justice, as well as the broader political context that gives shape to these mechanisms and their implementation.

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From amnesia to memory, from memory to justice: the case of El Salvador

This article proposes that, since the amnesty law of El Salvador was invalidated by a constitutional decision in July 2016, the country faces a new historical, political and legal opportunity to address the impunity of serious crimes committed during the armed conflict that took place between 1980 and 1992. Improvements in accountability for past atrocities would benefit the fight against impunity of the present.

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Digest of Latin American Jurisprudence on the Rights of Victims

DPLF's new publication, authored by Professor Ximena Medellín, is a pioneering systematization of 23 Latin American judicial decisions on the rights of victims issued by courts in eight countries of the region: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The judgments included in this volume reflect important developments in Latin American jurisprudence, which extend the scope of the jurisprudence of international courts.

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