The Uses of Truth: Truth Commission Archives, Justice and the Search for the Disappeared in El Salvador

April 24, 2018

Watch the event here.

Read the transcription of the event here.

Falling on the heels of the United Nations Day on the Right to Truth and the 25th Anniversary of the El Salvador Truth Commission, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) and the Transitional Justice Observaroty hosted an event, on April 23, 2018, to draw attention to the role that truth commission archives play as a potential source of information for justice and the search for those forcibly disappeared in times of conflict.

In light of evolving standards on the right to truth, accountability, and justice, the panel discussed comparative experiences and best practices to access truth commission archivesThe panel also talked about the specific potential of El Salvador’s truth commission archives and the ways in which they have a contribution to make to a newly opening case universe and/or the search for the disappeared.