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“Tribunal of Restorative Justice” in El Salvador

May 9, 2009

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.


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