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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
Second Trial Against Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Begins
October 17th, 2014
The second trial against former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan began on October 17, 2014. The trial will address a wider scope of charges against the two leaders, including genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and forced marriage. This will be the final trial against the two senior leaders. To learn more about the trial, click here.
CJA Announces New Executive Director
Human rights leader Dixon Osburn has been named the new Executive Director of CJA. We are excited to welcome Dixon, an experienced, visionary leader with a long-life passion for, and commitment to, human rights. Dixon has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, leader, manager, political strategist, and fundraiser. Click here to read more.
"Baby Doc" Duvalier Dead at 63: Death Cheats Justice
October 6th, 2014
Notorious Haiti dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier died on October 4, 2014. His death cuts short a long overdue trial for crimes against humanity that held a glimmer of hope for his victims. Under Duvalier’s command, an estimated 300 to 4,000 political prisoners were held incommunicado in a network of prisons. Many died from torture, starvation, denial of medical care, or summary execution. With Duvalier’s death, his prosecution in Haiti will no doubt be closed, but Haiti’s reckoning with its troubled past must not end. Click here to read more.