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Title:
A breach of impunity : the trial for the murder of Jesuits in El Salvador : report of the trial observer of the International Commission of Jurists.
Author:
Artucio, Alejandro.
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Uniform Title:
El Salvador. English
Publication Information:
New York : Fordham University Press, 1992.
Physical Description:
viii, 81 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780823214433
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Book

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A Breach of Impunity is an account of one of the most consequential trials in recent history and one which has lasting implications for the establishment of human rights in El Salvador. It is an account of the trial of the nine member s of the El Salvadoran military accused of the assassination of six Jesuits priests, their cook, and her 15-year-old daughter at the Central American University in San Salvador, November 16, 1989. Although the Jesuits are not the first religious victims of the Salvadoran Civil War, which has claimed the lives of 75,000, the assassinations have touched off world-wide concern over the issue of the government's response to military terrorism.


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The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) was founded in 1952 in Berlin in the wake of the Nuremberg Trials and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eminent jurists from 42 countries met to establish a non-governmental organization based on the conviction that justice and the law aretwo indispensable pillars of democracy. The Rule of Law in a free society was their objective and they undertook to build bridges between East and West and South and North in order to promote the legal protection of human rights throughout the world. The International Commission of Jurists is anon-profit organization. Its headquarters are in Geneva. The modest office of approximately 15 people, through the direction of its Secretary-General carries on a worldwide program of activities in the field of human rights.