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

Date

April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights invites you to:

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

Falling on the heels of the UN Day on the Right to Truth and the 25th anniversary of the El Salvador Truth Commission, CLIHHR, along with Observatorio de Justicia Transicional, Universidad Diego Portales and Ulster University, is hosting a panel event 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 or oppression.

The panel will discuss historical decisions about access to truth commission archives in light of evolving standards on the right to truth, accountability, and justice. In addition, panelists will talk about the specific potential of El Salvador's Truth Commission archives and how it can contribute to the search for the disappeared.

This event is co-organized with the Observatorio de Justicia Transicional, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, and Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University, Northern Ireland and supported by the Open Society Foundation.

Register Here

Monday, April 23, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.

Third Floor Lounge
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

For questions, please email Cardozo.clihhr@yu.edu

Panelists:
Eduardo Gonzalez Cueva, Transitional Justice Consultant
Trudy Peterson, Certified Archivist
Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America, National Security Archive
Benjamin Cuellar, Salvadoran Human Rights Activist
Leonor Arteaga, Senior Program Officer, Due Process of Law Foundation, U.S/El Salvador

Moderator:
Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Faculty Director, Cardozo Law Institute of Holocaust and Human Rights

Event type

Panel Discussion