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DPLF: El Salvador to establish a National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons

Unfinished Sentences and the UW Center for Human Rights accompanied a recent delegation to El Salvador, which resulted in a commitment by the government of El Salvador to form a national commission to search for people disappeared during the armed conflict.… Continue reading “DPLF: El Salvador to establish a National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons”

UWCHR releases newly-declassified CIA documents regarding Ochoa Pérez; FOIA lawsuit ongoing

FOIA lawsuit against CIA results in 85 newly-declassified documents regarding Salvadoran military officer accused of command role in civil war massacres.… Continue reading “UWCHR releases newly-declassified CIA documents regarding Ochoa Pérez; FOIA lawsuit ongoing”

UW Center for Human Rights accompanies children of Salvadoran disappeared in D.C. briefing

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights accompanied a delegation in Washington D.C. during April 13-15, calling for the release of U.S. government documents regarding human rights abuses in El Salvador. Convened by the Mauricio Aquino Foundation’s Our Parents’ Bones campaign, the delegation of children of men and women who were forcibly disappeared during… Continue reading “UW Center for Human Rights accompanies children of Salvadoran disappeared in D.C. briefing”

A Long-Awaited Embrace: Pro-Búsqueda’s first family reunion of 2016

During 2015, a group of University of Washington students traveled to El Salvador to document the work of Asociación Pro-Búsqueda to investigate cases of the forced disappearance of children during the country’s civil war. It is our privilege to reproduce this article by Pro-Búsqueda recounting the partial reunification of one of the families that the… Continue reading “A Long-Awaited Embrace: Pro-Búsqueda’s first family reunion of 2016”

Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive: 7 hours of Salvadoran oral histories released

Today, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR))is proud to release the Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive, an online library of oral histories by survivors of El Salvador’s armed conflict. Developed in partnership with the Human Rights Institute of the Central American University (IDHUCA), the Testimony Archive presents more than 7 hours of interviews with… Continue reading “Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive: 7 hours of Salvadoran oral histories released”

UW Center for Human Rights reports theft of data, equipment

The following is a statement from the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, the institutional home of Unfinished Sentences. Sometime between October 15-18, the office of Dr. Angelina Godoy, Director of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, was broken into by unknown parties. Her desktop computer was stolen, as well as a hard… Continue reading “UW Center for Human Rights reports theft of data, equipment”

Declassified CIA Documents Allege Grave Abuses by Ochoa Pérez & Associates

On Friday, October 2, 2015, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights filed a lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency, arguing that the CIA has not complied with its legal obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The lawsuit stems from FOIA requests submitted by the UW CHR to various U.S. federal agencies… Continue reading “Declassified CIA Documents Allege Grave Abuses by Ochoa Pérez & Associates”

“Access to Information As A Human Right”: Oct. 5 Conference at UW

This fall, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights will host a one-day conference, “Access to Information as a Human Right,” on October 5, 2015, at the UW School of Law. Grounded in the UW CHR’s partnerships with organizations and communities struggling for truth and accountability in post-war El Salvador, the conference will explore the… Continue reading “”Access to Information As A Human Right”: Oct. 5 Conference at UW”