The killing of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter in November 1989 was one of the most horrific episodes of the Salvadoran Civil War, and one in which the perpetrators were long left untouched by justice.
On Tuesday evening, Almudena Bernabeu will detail how she helped right that wrong, via a landmark court case filed in 2008 against senior Salvadoran officials for their role in the massacre.
Tuesday, March 25
E. Gerald Corrigan Center-12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Building
Bernabeu, director of transitional justice at the San Francisco–based Center for Justice and Accountability, also led CJA’s work in Spain in a recent genocide trial against former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt.
His conviction in May, 2013 of overseeing the deliberate killings by the armed forces of at least 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil population during his 1982-83 rule was the first time in history that a head of state was sentenced for genocide in a national court.
Bernabeu’s talk is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Seminar on Latin America and Fordham’s Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI) and Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA).
For more information, contact Hector Lindo-Fuentes at (212) 636-6361.