WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

The Legacy of El Salvador’s Truth Commission, 25 Years Later

4:30-6.30 Thursday, 15 March 2018
San Salvador, El Salvador

You are cordially invited to join the WOLA, the Due Process of Law Foundation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation for the following panel discussion to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of El Salvador’s historic Truth Commission report. 

On March 15, 2018, it will have been 25 years since the release of a historic report compiled by El Salvador’s Truth Commission. The report detailed the many human rights crimes and abuses that took place during the country’s 12-year civil war. To commemorate the report’s release, join us for a panel discussion on the legacy of the Commission’s findings and recommendations, and their relevance for El Salvador’s current human right environment.


Opening Remarks:
Hans-Georg Janze

Heinrich Böll Foundation

Naomi Roht Arriaza

Professor and expert in transitional justice
Hastings College of Law, University of California

Douglass Cassel
Professor and former legal advisor to the Truth Commission 
University of Notre Dame

Kate Doyle
Senior Analyst
National Security Archive

Florentín Meléndez
Constitutional Chamber, El Salvador Supreme Court

Leonor Arteaga

Senior Program Officer  
The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF)

Closing Remarks
Geoff Thale

Vice President of Programs 

 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 15

Hotel Sheraton Presidente
San Salvador, El Salvador