Last month, however, a "Tribunal of Restorative Justice" was convened to hear the testimony of some of those victims. The tribunal was organized by the National Coordinator of Committees of Victims of Violations of Human Rights in the Armed Conflict and the Human Rights Institute of the University of Central America (IDHUCA). The tribunal came into being because the government of El Salvador has used the amnesty law of 1993 as a reason not to investigate serious human rights violations which occurred during the civil war. The tribunal was seen by its organizers as an alternative and complementary mechanism to begin the process of restorative justice in the country, a process which has been absent since 1993.

This is a very thorough and fascinating article. Read it all.

Watch the video at the end; it is powerful even if you don't know Spanish.