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CJA warns against attempts to 'water down' UN resolution on Sri Lanka
Tamil Guardian
September 24th, 2015
The Centre for Justice and Accountability (CJA) called for Sri Lanka's war-affected communities to be involved in meaningful consultations “ at every level” to shape an accountability mechanism to prosecute for war crimes in Sr Lanka, and warned against attempts to “water down” a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.
Will Filartiga Survive?
by William DodgeJust Security
September 15th, 2015
On September 16, the Fourth Circuit will hear oral argument in Warfaa v. Ali, a case brought by the Center for Justice and Accountability under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) alleging war crimes and other violations of fundamental human rights.
Q&A: The Fight Against Somali War Crimes
by Amanda BronstadThe National Law Journal
September 15th, 2015
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear oral arguments on Wednesday over whether to uphold dismissal of human rights abuse claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute against Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, who controlled a region in northern Somalia during the regime of military dictator Mohamed Siad Barré in the 1980s.
The Guardian: Lawsuit could establish end to prosecution of war criminals living in US
by Richard LuscombeThe Guardian
September 15th, 2015
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear CJA case against war criminal living in Virginia. Court to rule on Alien Tort Statute, legislation widely used to prosecute human rights abuses.
National Catholic Reporter: Former colonel faces extradition for charges of plotting Jesuits' slayings
by  Linda Cooper and James Hodge National Catholic Reporter
August 24th, 2015
Former Salvadoran Col. Inocente Orlando Montano sat in an orange jumpsuit in a North Carolina courtroom Aug. 19 as a federal judge considered his fate.
El Salvador ex-colonel fights extradition for notorious murder of Jesuit priests
by Jonathan M KatzThe Guardian
August 20th, 2015
A court in North Carolina is deciding whether to extradite Inocente Orlando Montano to Spain for the killing of six priests during El Salvador’s civil war.
The Boston Globe: New twist in 1989 Salvadoran killings
by Jonathan DrewAssociated Press
August 19th, 2015
An extradition hearing Wednesday for Inocente Orlando Montano is the latest twist in a case that stretches back to 1989, when authorities say members of the military killed six priests and two witnesses.
Coronel Montano evita, por el momento, extradición a España para enfrentar caso jesuitas
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
August 19th, 2015
Todavía no hay una decisión tomada para extraditar a España al exviceministro de Seguridad Pública Inocente Orlando Montano, acusado de participar en el asesinato de seis jesuitas en 1989. En su lugar, la jueza Kimberly Swank abrió un nuevo plazo, hasta el 18 de septiembre, para fundamentar más las posiciones a favor y en contra de la extradición.
Unusual Extradition Fight Plays out Over Priests' Slayings
by Jonathan DrewABC News
August 18th, 2015
North Carolina is the unlikely scene of a court battle that could determine whether a former Salvadoran military colonel is prosecuted for the notorious slayings of Jesuit priests more than two decades ago during El Salvador's civil war.
Painful chapter of Salvador's civil war being replayed in extradition case in North Carolina
Fox News Latino
August 18th, 2015
Inocente Orlando Montano Morales – who is being held in North Carolina – is one of 20 former Salvadoran military members indicted by a court in Spain for the killing of the priests.
Extradition fight plays out over priests’ slayings in El Salvador
by Associated PressSFGate
August 18th, 2015
North Carolina is the unlikely scene of a court battle that could determine whether a former Salvadoran military colonel is prosecuted for the notorious slayings of Jesuit priests more than two decades ago during El Salvador’s civil war.
Unusual extradition fight plays out over priests' slayings
by Jonathan DrewYahoo News
August 18th, 2015
North Carolina is the unlikely scene of a court battle that could determine whether a former Salvadoran military colonel is prosecuted for the notorious slayings of Jesuit priests more than two decades ago during El Salvador's civil war.
The Guardian: CJA Prepares for Jara Trial
by Jonathan Franklin & Jonathan WattsThe Guardian
July 23rd, 2015
CJA International Attorney Almudena Bernabeu is interviewed about CJA's preparations for the Florida trial against the Pinochet officer who participated in the murder of Victor Jara. “We are gearing up for a trial. I am gathering evidence and interviewing [former] members of the Chilean military," she said.
Important Human Rights Remedies at Stake in Mamani v. Berzain
CJA along with pro bono co-counsel Ropes & Gray LLP submitted an amicus brief to the Eleventh Circuit addressing human rights remedies at stake in the Center for Constitutional Rights' case Mamani v. Berzain. This blog post by Jonathan Schmidt and attorneys from Ropes & Gray LLP analyzes the human rights remedies at stake and outlines the arguments in our amicus brief.
Wall Street Journal: Letter to the Editor
by C. Dixon OsburnWall Street Journal
June 11th, 2015
CJA Executive Director C. Dixon Osburn notes that two former Reagan administration officials' objection to the recent deportation of former Salvadoran defense minister Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova is misguided.
Op-ed: Bring archbishop’s killers to justice
Miami Herald
CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn reflects on the beatification of Oscar Romero on May 23 in an op-ed in The Miami Herald. Click here to read more.
'Asesinar a monseñor Romero era asesinar al espíritu de todo el pueblo salvadoreño'
by Nuria LopezEl Mundo
May 24th, 2015
La justicia de El Salvador no ha emitido ninguna sentencia sobre la trágica muerte
Actividades por beatificación de Monseñor Romero
May 21st, 2015
No solo los salvadoreños en la Bahía estarán celebrando la beatificación este sábado, también el abogado que trajo a justicia a uno de los presuntos implicados.
CJA International Attorney's Open Letter to Salvadoran President Sánchez Cerén
El Faro
May 21st, 2015
Para Monseñor Romero la verdadera paz, la que une a los pueblos y garantiza su desarrollo, solo será posible a través de garantizar la Justicia. Click here to read more.
Op-ed: 6 Reasons Why Accountability in Sri Lanka Matters
May 20th, 2015
Six years after the war’s end, CJA Legal Fellow Mytili Bala presents six reasons why accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity remains critical. Click here to read more.
EE UU retrasa la decisión sobre la extradición del salvadoreño por la muerte de Ellacuria
by EFELa Razon
May 7th, 2015
La Justicia de Estados Unidos retrasó hoy tres meses su decisión sobre la extradición del excoronel de Defensa salvadoreño Inocente Montano, reclamado por España por el asesinato de cinco jesuitas españoles, entre ellos Ignacio Ellacuría, durante la guerra civil de El Salvador (1980-1992).
Supreme Court approves inquiry into 1989 Jesuit massacre in El Salvador
by  Reyes RincónEl Pais
May 7th, 2015
The Spanish Supreme Court has given its backing to a High Court judge to continue his human rights investigation into the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests and two of their workers at the height of El Salvador’s civil war.
Salvadoran military man linked to 1989 Jesuit massacre faces extradition to Spain
by Linda Cooper & James HodgeNational Catholic Reporter
April 21st, 2015
A historic trial on the 1989 Jesuit massacre in El Salvador is a step closer to reality now that the U.S. Justice Department is seeking to extradite a former Salvadoran army colonel to Spain to face murder and terrorism charges in connection with the Jesuit case.
El Salvador's dirty warriors to face justice for 1989 massacre of six Jesuits priests, their housekeeper and her daughter
by Nina LakhaniThe Independent
April 19th, 2015
Senior commander Colonel Montano Morales could appear in court next year on charges of terrorism, murder and crimes against humanity
Prisión sin fianza para salvadoreño reclamado por España por crimen de jesuitas
by EfeEfe
El excoronel y exviceministro de Defensa salvadoreño Inocente Montano, reclamado por España por el asesinato de cinco jesuitas españoles en El Salvador en 1989, quedó hoy en prisión provisional en EEUU a la espera de la vista de extradición, informó a Efe un portavoz del Departamento de Justicia.
US to Prosecute Chilean Military Officer Involved in Victor Jara Death
by Rodrigo UgarteLatin Post
April 17th, 2015
A former Chilean military officer will be tried in a U.S. court for his role in the torture and murder of Chilean singer Victor Jara. A court in Florida will try Pedro Barrientos after the Jara family filed a lawsuit against him.
Justice in sight for family of Chilean folksinger slain in 1973
by Silvia AyusoEl Pais
April 17th, 2015
Those who were with leftist folk singer Víctor Jara the day he died inside Chile’s national stadium – one of the most sinister symbols of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship – say he never stopped smiling.
Killer of Chile’s Victor Jara to be Tried in the US
by TelesurtvTelesurtv
April 16th, 2015
Famed folk singer Victor Jara was arrested and killed by soldiers shortly after the 1973 coup led by Augusto Pinochet. | Photo: Reuters
Killer of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara to face US justice
by  Alfonso SerranoAl Jazeera
April 16th, 2015
Army lieutenant accused of killing popular singer in wake of 1973 military coup faces a civil suit in Florida court
Op-ed: Remembering the Holocaust, reckoning with today’s atrocities
by Scott GilmoreThe Hill
April 16th, 2015
Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, the United States still lacks the laws needed to prosecute war criminals in its custody and give redress to victims.
Victor Jara killing: Chile ex-army officer faces US trial
April 15th, 2015
Jara was a prominant leftist voice in the early 1970s in the period leading up to the military coup in Chile
EEUU entrega la pieza clave del 'caso Ellacuría'
by Antonio Rubio & Nuria LopezEl Mundo
"Estados Unidos procura la extradición de un ex oficial del ejército salvadoreño a España para enfrentarse a los cargos por participación en la masacre de los jesuitas de 1989". Así hizo público el pasado martes 7 de abril el Gobierno de EEUU, a través de un documento al que ha tenido acceso EL MUNDO, el anuncio de la extradición del ex coronel salvadoreño Inocente Orlando Montano por participar en los asesinatos de cinco sacerdotes jesuitas españoles, entre los que se encontraba el ideólogo de la Teoría de la Liberación Ignacio Ellacuría, en la madrugada del 16 de noviembre de 1989, en la Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA).
Eugenio Vides Casanova: El Salvador general linked to rape and murder of four American nuns is deported from Florida
by Andrew BuncombeThe Independent
The four nuns were killed by national guardsmen who later testified they were acting on orders from superior officers A former general convicted of human right abuses during El Salvador’s civil war has been deported from the US – despite his claim that the country’s military tactics were backed by Washington.
by Trevor BachNewTimes Miami
April 9th, 2015
Demonstrators greet former Salvadoran general Carlos Vides, deported yesterday for former war crimes. He was finally sent back. Yesterday Carlos Vides, the former Salvadoran general, war crimes perpetrator, and central Florida resident was deported to El Salvador after being held for weeks at an immigration detention center in Louisiana. For Vides' thousands of Salvadoran victims, and for the lawyers and activists in the United States who worked for decades on their behalf, his deportation marked a watershed victory for justice.
Salvadoran general linked to death of US churchwomen gets deported
by Linda Cooper & James HodgeNational Catholic Reporter
April 8th, 2015
A former Salvadoran defense minister who's been living in Florida for 25 years is a step closer to deportation after the highest U.S. immigration appeals court found he covered up torture and murder by his troops, including the 1980 murders of four U.S. churchwomen by members of the National Guard.
An American sanctuary ends for Salvadoran general
by Nina LakhaniAlJazeera
April 8th, 2015
Ruling to deport General Vides could signal warning for human rights violators enjoying sanctuary on American soil.
US Requests Extradition of Salvadoran Colonel for Jesuit Deaths
by telesurtelesur
April 8th, 2015
The crime occurred 25 years ago during the Salvadoran civil war. The U.S. government asked a North Carolina court Wednesday to approve the extradition of a Salvadoran former colonel and minister to Spain for the murders of six Jesuit priests, five of whom were Spaniards, in 1989.
U.S. wants Salvadoran ex-colonel to face murder charges in ’89 deaths
by Michael DoyleMcClatchy DC
April 8th, 2015
WASHINGTON — Inocente Orlando Montano Morales went from elite military training in Georgia and a high-ranking position in El Salvador to a lowly prison cell in North Carolina. Now the Justice Department wants to pack off the 72-year-old Salvadoran former army colonel to face murder charges in Spain for his alleged role in a 1989 massacre in El Salvador. The new charges reopen a notorious chapter in Central American history, and they come just days before Montano Morales is set to be freed from the privately run Winton, N.C., prison that’s currently his home.
EE UU pide extraditar a España a un exmilitar salvadoreño acusado de matar a cinco jesuitas
by Beatriz Pascual MaciasLa Razon
April 8th, 2015
El Gobierno de Estados Unidos pidió hoy a un tribunal de Carolina del Norte que apruebe la extradición a España del excoronel y exviceministro de Seguridad salvadoreño Inocente Montano, acusado por el asesinato de cinco sacerdotes jesuitas españoles en El Salvador en 1989.
U.S. moves against two Salvadoran military men in landmark cases
by Tracy WilkinsonLos Angeles Times
April 8th, 2015
U.S. authorities on Wednesday acted against two former Salvadoran military men who had lived freely and openly in the United States for years despite allegations they were involved in some of the most egregious atrocities committed in their homeland.
Extradition sought for ex-Salvadoran colonel over slayings
by Jonathan DrewYahoo News
April 8th, 2015
The U.S. government is working to extradite a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges that he helped plot the 1989 slayings of five Jesuit priests from Spain during El Salvador's civil war.
US deports Salvadoran ex-general tied to 1980s rights abuses
by Marcos AlemanFresno Bee
April 8th, 2015
A former general linked to human rights abuses during El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was deported by the U.S. on Wednesday and flown to his home country, where officials said he faces no charges or restrictions on his movements.
Extradition sought for ex-Salvadoran colonel over slayings
by Jonathan DrewABC News
April 8th, 2015
The U.S. government is working to extradite a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges that he helped plot the 1989 slayings of five Jesuit priests from Spain during El Salvador's civil war, prosecutors said Wednesday.
U.S. deports ex-El Salvador defense minister accused of torture
by Lindsay DunsmuirReuters
April 8th, 2015
The United States on Wednesday deported Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, El Salvador's former defense minister, accused of involvement in torture and killings 30 years ago during the Central American country's bloody civil war, U.S. officials said.
US deports Salvadoran ex-general tied to 1980s rights abuses
by Marcos AlemanWashington Post
April 8th, 2015
A former general linked to human rights abuses during El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was deported by the U.S. on Wednesday and flown to his home country, where officials said he faces no charges or restrictions on his movements.
Montano, la primera (y quizá última) gran victoria de la justicia universal española
by David BrunatEl Confidencial
April 4th, 2015
Inocente Orlando Montano. Recuerde ese nombre. El asesino de cinco jesuitas españoles es el primer criminal de guerra que será juzgado y cumplirá condena en España en base a la ley de justicia universal
Florida no longer safe haven for war criminals as US prosecutors take action
by Richard LuscombeGuardian
March 23rd, 2015
Accused human rights abuser Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, 77, moves closer to deportation in likely precedent for future cases in Sunshine State
The U.S. is no haven for violators of international law
by Ralph SteinhardtThe Washington Post (Associated Press)
The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but we can as a nation celebrate the decision of an immigration board to deport retired Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova to El Salvador for his role in vicious human rights abuses in the 1980s [“Salvadoran general can be deported for aiding torture,” news, March 14].
Salvadoran General Deemed Deportable In the Absence of Criminal Charges
by Beth Van SchaackJust Security
March 17th, 2015
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruled last week that General Carlos Eugenio Vides-Casanova could be removed to El Salvador on account of his participation in human rights abuses in the 1980s when he was head of the National Guard (1979–1983) and then Minister of Defense (1983–1989). (The judgment is here.)
Salvadoran general can be deported from U.S. for aiding torture
by Pamela Constable The Washington Post
March 13th, 2015
WASHINGTON — An immigration appeals court has upheld the deportation of a former Defence minister of El Salvador during the 1980s, when US-backed security forces there committed numerous human rights abuses, including the kidnapping and murders of four US churchwomen.
U.S. court once again rules to deport former Salvadoran defense minister’
by Fox news LatinoFox News Latino
March 13th, 2015
Former defense minister of El Salvador, Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, leaves federal court in Palm Beach, Fla. An immigration appeals court earlier this week ruled that a former defense minister of El Salvador can be deported back to the Central American country due to his participation in or concealment of torture and murder by his troops during the bloody civil war in the 1980s.
The New York Times: Former Defendant in CJA Case Can be Deported
March 12th, 2015
On March 11, 2015, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova’s appeal to cancel his removal from the United States for having ordered the torture and extrajudicial killings of civilians in El Salvador, including the torture of CJA clients Dr. Juan Romagoza Arce and Mr. Pedro Daniel Alvarado. Read more in this New York Times article.
EEUU deportará a exministro de defensa de El Salvador
by Maria PenaLa Opinion
March 11th, 2015
Washington.- El exministro de Defensa salvadoreño, Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova,implicado en masacres, torturas y ejecuciones extrajudiciales durante el conflicto civil en El Salvador, afrontará la deportación después de que este miércoles una junta de apelaciones de Inmigración recomendara su expulsión de EEUU.
Deportation Upheld Of Salvadoran Ex-Official For Torture, Killings
by Suzanne GamboaNBC News
March 11th, 2015
An immigration appeals panel has upheld the deportation order of a former El Salvador defense minister who oversaw the torture and killings of thousands of civilians during that country's bloody civil war.
CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn in The New York Times
by Dixon OsburnThe New York Times
March 9th, 2015
Letter to the editor urges Sri Lanka to engage directly with the United Nations investigation and facilitate open and secure engagement for victims in conflict-affected areas. It should immediately appoint an independent prosecutor, autonomous from the attorney general, to investigate past crimes, as Sri Lanka’s own 1994 and 1998 disappearances commissions have recommended.
CJA Staff Attorney Scott Gilmore in The New York Times
The New York Times
CJA Staff Attorney Scott Gilmore's letter to The New York Times regarding the recent deportation of Bosnian war criminals calls on the Justice Department to step up prosecutions: "While commendable, treating war crimes as an immigration matter falls short of our international obligations. What is missing is criminal justice."
Piden desestimar demanda en Florida por muerte de Jara
by Gisela Salomon El Nuevo Herald
March 5th, 2015
Un teniente retirado del ejército chileno, acusado de haber participado en el asesinato de su compatriota Víctor Jara, pidió a un juez federal de la Florida que desestime la demanda civil en su contra, presentada hace más de un año por la familia del fallecido cantautor y activista político.
Pope Francis recognises El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero as martyr and opens the way for beatification
by Andrew BuncombeThe Independent
February 4th, 2015
CJA's case against one of Archbishop Romero's killers is highlighted as Pope Francis recognizes Archbishop Romero's martyrdom.
Biswal should urge Sirisena to implement UNHRC report: CJA
Colombo Mirror
February 2nd, 2015
CJA urges US Assistant Secretary of State, Nisha Biswal to use her office to encourage Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena to cooperate with the UNHRC in implementing the finding of the UN-led war investigation and take “steps to prosecute those responsible for the crime”.
El fin de la impunidad del 'caso Ellacuría'
by  Nuria LopezEl Mundo
February 1st, 2015
Aquel día la Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España (APDHE) y el Center For Justice and Accountability (CJA) presentaron en la Audiencia Nacional una querella contra el entonces presidente de El Salvador, Alfredo Cristiani; Humberto Larios, ministro de Defensa; Juan Orlando Zepeda, coronel y viceministro de Defensa; Inocente Orlando Montano, coronel y viceministro de Seguridad Pública y un grupo del batallón de Infantería Atlacalt, encargados de ejecutar los asesinatos.
Robert White, ambassador who refused to cover up murders in El Salvador, dies at 88
by Mary Jo McConahayNational Catholic Reporter
January 21st, 2015
A beautiful tribute to Ambassador Robert E. White which describes his work with CJA and his brave testimony against human rights abusers.
Demanda civil contra acusado de matar a Víctor Jara
by CNN ChileCNN Chile
Acusado de ser uno de los autores del asesinato de Víctor Jara, Pedro Pablo Barrientos Núñez, enfrentará a fines de febrero un juicio en Estados Unidos, país donde reside y que le otorgó la ciudadanía. Se trata de una demanda civil interpuesta en 2013, a nombre de su esposa, Joan Jara y sus dos hijas, por el Centro de Justicia y Responsabildiad de San Francisco.
Watch Video: CJA International Attorney Discusses the Jara Case
CNN Chile
January 15th, 2015
International Attorney Almudena Bernabeu is interviewed about CJA's work with the case against one of the alleged perpetrators of Víctor Jara's death (video in Spanish).
Op-ed: Letting a war criminal off the hook
The Hill
January 14th, 2015
With the recent capture of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn discusses the United States's inability to criminally prosecute a war criminal in its custody.
Why Bush won't be prosecuted over CIA torture
by James ReinlAl Jazeera
December 11th, 2014
CJA Legal Director Kathy Roberts discusses the new evidence presented in the Torture Report executive summary released by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Senate Releases Report Condemning CIA Interrogation Program
by Michael KrasnyKQED
December 10th, 2014
CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn discusses the Senate Intelligence Committee's recent release of the Torture Report executive summary.
Cristiani supo al momento de la masacre de jesuitas de El Salvador
by Juan Jose DaltonEl País
November 17th, 2014
La prestigiosa abogada Almudena Bernabeu afirma que hay pruebas que vinculan al expresidente que firmó la paz en el país centroamericano con el asesinato de sacerdotes de 1989
Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador after a quarter-century
by Norman StockwellThe Tico Times
November 17th, 2014
A look back at the tragic Jesuits Massacre in 1989 with insight from CJA International Attorney Almudena Bernabeu.
25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
by Kate DoyleThe National Security Archive
November 16th, 2014
Although the perpetrators have yet to be brought to trial for their role in planning and ordering the crime, human rights lawyers at CJA believe they are closer than ever to achieving some measure of justice.
“El gobierno de El Salvador ha decidido no obstaculizar la extradición de Montano a España”
by Gabriel Labrador y Fátima PeñaEl Faro
November 14th, 2014
El caso Jesuitas sigue abierto en España. La mujer que impulsa desde 2008 la querella criminal en contra de los autores intelectuales del crimen reflexiona sobre los pactos de impunidad y los intereses políticos que siguen frenando el proceso.
25 Years After El Salvador Priest Killings, Groups Press For Justice
by Juan CastilloNBC News
November 13th, 2014
CJA sends a delegation to El Salvador to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Jesuits Massacre and discuss its case before the Spanish National Court.
CJA Featured in Retro Report Interview
CJA was featured in a Retro Report interview about our efforts to hold Salvadaron generals living in the U.S. accountable for the human rights abuses committed during El Salvador's brutal civil war. CJA Senior Legal Advisor Carolyn Patty Blum explains the history behind our efforts. Click here to learn more about our work against these generals.
Laying Out a Case for Deporting Human Rights Abusers
by Clyde HabermanThe New York Times
November 9th, 2014
With the publication of the Retro Report documentary about the killing of four American churchwomen in El Salvador during the 1980s, Clyde Haberman discusses Salvadoran human rights abusers who sought haven in the U.S. and CJA's casework.
Bringing El Salvador Nun Killers to Justice
by Raymond BonnerThe Daily Beast
November 9th, 2014
The Daily Beast discusses CJA's case against two Salvadoran ex-generals currently living in the United States as it looks back on the tragic killing of four American churchwomen.
The US Faces a Moment of Truth on Torture
by Alice SperiVice News
November 1st, 2014
Vice News discusses CJA's letter to US officials calling on them to break away from the previous administration's "intellectually dishonest" reading of the torture treaty.
Case against Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier continues even after death
by Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald
October 30th, 2014
A Haiti investigative judge assigned to look into allegations of corruption and crimes against humanity by former President-for-Life Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier is continuing to pursue the case despite Duvalier’s death.
Obama White House Considers Adopting Bush Era Policy Allowing Torture Overseas
by Melinda TuhusBetween the Lines
October 29th, 2014
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with CJA Legal Director Kathy Roberts, who discusses her concern about a current debate on torture within the Obama administration that could revive the Bush administration interpretation that the U.S. government had the option of engaging in cruel,inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners it holds abroad.
Clients' resilience bolsters lawyer's human rights work
by Mary Jo McConahayNational Catholic Reporter
October 11th, 2014
A profile on Pamela Merchant and her work with CJA over the past nine years. From the landmark Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf to CJA’s current case against one of the alleged perpetrators of Víctor Jara’s death, writer Mary Jo McConahay traces Merchant’s impact on the organization and her dogged pursuit of justice for victims of human rights abuses.
Spain court upholds jurisdiction in 1989 El Salvador massacre case
by Alison SacriponteJurist
October 7th, 2014
The Criminal Chambers of the Spanish National Court decided unanimously Monday that Spain has jurisdiction to investigate the November 16, 1989, massacre of the Jesuits at the Central American University and their two employees as a crime against humanity after a reversal of legislation that had prevented Spanish jurisdiction over international crimes.
España seguirá con investigación del asesinato de los jesuitas
Diario CoLatino
October 4th, 2014
La Audiencia Nacional española resolvió que los tribunales de España son competentes para investigar por terrorismo y por lesa humanidad el asesinato de cinco jesuitas españoles en 1989.
After death of Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, calls for justice remain in Haiti
by Jim Wyss and Jacqueline CharlesThe Miami Herald
October 4th, 2014
When Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier made a surprising return to Haiti in 2011 after a quarter-century in exile, some hoped the aging dictator would finally have to answer for the abuses of his regime. Instead, as one human rights activist said after news of Duvalier’s death on Saturday, he “cheated justice.”
Audiencia Nacional española ordena que el caso jesuitas se investigue como crimen contra la humanidad
by Gabriel Labradorelfaro
October 3rd, 2014
Hace siete meses una reforma en España obligó al juez que ventila la causa contra los asesinos de los jesuitas a que solo los investigara por terrorismo y no por crimen de lesa humanidad, como originalmente el mismo juez lo había calificado. Asimismo, no podía juzgarlos por el asesinato de las víctimas salvadoreñas: uno de los sacerdotes, una empleada y la hija de esta. El máximo tribunal español ordenó hoy que el caso vuelva a tratarse como al inicio.
Audiencia Nacional española ordena que el caso jesuitas se investigue como crimen contra la humanidad
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
October 3rd, 2014
Hace siete meses una reforma en España obligó al juez que ventila la causa contra los asesinos de los jesuitas a que solo los investigara por terrorismo y no por crimen de lesa humanidad, como originalmente el mismo juez lo había calificado.
Sainthood isn't Enough for Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero
by Mary Jo McConahayLos Angeles Times
September 5th, 2014
In 2003, CJA filed a lawsuit against former Salvadoran Air Force captain Alvaro Saravia for his role in the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. Although we obtained a judgment against him in a U.S. District Court for crimes against humanity, Saravia fled and is now in hiding. In this beautiful op-ed, Mary Jo McConahay explains why Archbishop Romero deserves justice as much as sainthood.
Verdict in Cambodia: Too Little Too Late but Still Important
by Beth Van SchaackJust Security
August 9th, 2014
Amidst all the developments in the Middle East, we could not allow the verdict rendered by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Case 002 to go unacknowledged. Case 002 involves two surviving Khmer Rouge defendants: Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. As the evidence against these two was overwhelming, it comes as no surprise that the defendants were convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment—a penalty with limited meaning when it comes to octogenarian defendants.
Cambodia Verdicts Send a "Warning to War Criminals"
by Amanda BronstadThe National Law Journal
August 7th, 2014
CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati represents Khmer Rouge victims before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Sarkarati talked to The National Law Journal about the court’s decision to sentence two senior Khmer Rouge officials to life imprisonment.
Miles Away and Years On, Cambodians Relish Verdict
by Amy TaxinAssociated Press
August 7th, 2014
CJA client Sophany Bay and CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati react to verdict for Case 002/1 against senior officials from the Khmer Rouge regime.
Khmer Rouge Verdicts Offer Bittersweet Relief to SoCal Cambodians
by Josie HuangKPCC
August 7th, 2014
Decades after the rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. CJA Staff Attorney Nushin Sarkarati comments on the verdict.
Cambodians in California Give Testimony on Khmer Rouge for Tribunal
by Josie HuangNPR
August 1st, 2014
Thirty-five years after the Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, judgements are coming for two former senior officials charged with war crimes.
Local Cambodians Give Testimony, Await Khmer Rouge Verdict
by Josie HuangKPCC
July 25th, 2014
CJA attorney Nushin Sarkarati talks about the importance of testimonies from the Cambodian diaspora for Khmer Rouge trials.
Human Rights Group Donating Records to Duke Library
The Herald-Sun
July 17th, 2014
CJA, a human rights group involved in lawsuits against alleged leaders of genocide in Guatemala and other countries, is donating records to the Human Rights Archive at Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Montano, miembro 'clave' en el asesinato del padre Ellacuría
by Nuria Lopez LopezEl Mundo
June 28th, 2014
"Inocente Orlando Montano fue un miembro clave y necesario en el asesinato terrorista de los jesuitas de la UCA [Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas] y sus empleadas el 16 de noviembre de 1989", así de contundente es el resumen del informe pericial que la profesora de la Universidad de Stanford Terry Karlpresentó al juez Eloy Velasco, el pasado 18 de junio en la Audiencia Nacional. Este documento aporta información nueva y relevante de la matanza de los cinco religiosos españoles en El Salvador, entre los que se encontraba Ignacio Ellacuría, ideólogo de la Teoría de la Liberación.
Two Salvadoran Generals Ordered Deported for Civil War Torture
by Trevor BachMiami New Times
June 12th, 2014
The memories are etched in Melecia del Carmen Casco's face. They show in the deep, thin lines that run across her caramel-colored forehead and in the prominent half-star patterns that surround her small brown eyes. Casco wears a turquoise cotton shirt with matching earrings. Her silver hair is pulled into a tight bun. In the green hills above El Salvador's Lake Suchitlán, she sits in front of her simple home next to a table with a basket full of warm tortillas as her teenage grandson lounges in a nearby hammock. And she begins to remember.
US Encouraging Refugees To Help Human Rights Cases
by Eric TuckerNPR
May 12th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Ethiopian jail guard suspected of torturing and maiming political prisoners during that country's "Red Terror" era came to the United States in 2004 under a false identity, seeking asylum and claiming he would be persecuted if he returned home.
Fallo Revive Debate de Amnistía en El Salvador
by Gisela Salomon (Associated Press)el Nuevo Herald
April 28th, 2014
El fallo de un juez de inmigración de Miami generó esperanzas de que se allane el camino de abolición de una ley de amnistía en El Salvador, para que los militares y los responsables de matanzas, torturas y violaciones a los derechos humanos puedan finalmente ser juzgados en su país.
El Salvador: Will General Jose Guillermo Garcia be deported?
by W. Alejandro SanchezVoxxi
April 15th, 2014
The ruling of a Miami judge to deport Army General Jose Guillermo Garcia, a former defense minister of El Salvador, serves as a victory for human rights supporters, despite the difficulties to implement the rule anytime soon.
Salvadoran General Accused in Killings Should Be Deported, Miami Judge Says
by Julia PrestonThe New York Times
April 11th, 2014
An immigration judge has found that a former defense minister in El Salvador, a close ally of the United States during a civil war there in the 1980s, should be deported because of his involvement in a number of human rights violations, including the assassination of an archbishop and the massacre of more than 1,000 peasants.
Pamela Merchant KQED Interview with Joshua Johnson
by Joshua JohnsonKQED
April 10th, 2014
Executive Director Pamela Merchant discusses the Center for Justice & Accountability's work with Joshua Johnson of KQED.
Psychology Association's Torture Link Fails "Do-No-Harm" Ethics
by Roy Eidelson and Trudy BondTruthout
March 7th, 2014
After seven years, the American Psychological Association recently decided to close an ethics case against a Guantanamo psychologist without taking disciplinary action. This is not merely an isolated story about a single individual's reprieve from accountability.
Guatemalan Ex-Commando Loses U.S. Citizenship, Gets Jail Term for Massacre
by Tim JohnsonMcClatchy DC
February 10th, 2014
A federal judge in California on Monday revoked the U.S. citizenship of a former Guatemalan special forces officer and sentenced him to a maximum 10-year prison term for deceiving U.S. immigration officials and covering up his role in a 1982 massacre of 250 villagers in Guatemala, one of the worst atrocities in modern times in Latin America.

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