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Recent News Articles
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.
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.

Recent Press Releases
Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea Found Guilty
August 7th, 2014
On August 7, 2014, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh, known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), found Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea guilty of crimes against humanity. The Court also awarded reparations to the 3,866 Civil Parties participating in the case. This is the tribunal's first judgment against senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocities committed. CJA represents 45 U.S.-based Civil Parties before the ECCC. Click here to read more.
CJA Donates Archives to Duke University
July 16th, 2014
CJA donates its historic archives to Duke University's Human Rights Archive. Duke's prestigious archival program ensures that historical collections connect to and inform contemporary human rights scholarship, education and activism. The powerful history of our important work will be preserved from paper case files and electronic records to CJA’s web presence. The cataloged records will be made available to researchers, students and the general public. Click here to read more.
Community Forum for Khmer Rouge Survivors: Update on Final Verdict in Case Against former Khmer Rouge Leaders
July 9th, 2014
On July 26, 2014, CJA and the Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC) will hold a forum for Cambodian survivors at the Khmer Arts Center in Long Beach, California, to update them on the progress of Case 002/01.