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A breach of impunity : the trial for the murder of Jesuits in El Salvador : report of the observer of the International Commission of Jurists.
Artucio, Alejandro.
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New York : Fordham University Press, 1992.
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viii, 81 p. : ill.
ISBN
0823214435
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New York : Fordham University Press, 1992.
isbn
0823214435
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Translation of: El Salvador.
catalogue key
3378945
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"The Jesuit murder in El Salvador was significant . . . in a country where the military has customarily been allowed to violate human rights with impunity."
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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 governmentÆs response to military terrorism.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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 theassassination 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 havetouched off world-wide concern over the issue of the government's response to military terrorism.
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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 Salvador
Unpaid Annotation
oThe Jesuit murder in El Salvador was significant . . . in a country where the military has customarily been allowed to violate human rights with impunity.o -Catholic News Service 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.
Unpaid Annotation
The International Commission of Jurists sent its Legal Officer for Latin America, Dr. Alejandro Artucio, as an observer to the trial held in San Salvador concerning the assassination of six Jesuit priests, the cook at their residence, and her daughter. The savage murders had occurred November 16, 1989 in the residence of the Jesuits, located on the campus of the Central American University 'Jose Simeon Canas, ' and was accompanied by serious damages to the premises, highly destructive weapons have been used in the attack. Two years later, in September 1991, the public phase of the trial was conducted, which our observer attended.The report which we are now publishing goes beyond an analysis of the trial. It provides an overview of the country and describes the political and social context in which the assassinations occurred and in which the trial was held.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Prefacep. 1
The Backgroundp. 5
The Countryp. 5
The Political and Social Context in Which the Assassination of the Jesuits Took Placep. 6
The Political Context in Which the Trial Was Heldp. 9
The Victimsp. 10
The Eventsp. 17
Events Leading to the Night of Murderp. 17
The Night of Murderp. 20
The Accusedp. 26
The Trialp. 31
The Investigative and Indictment Phase (Sumario)p. 31
The Trial Phase (Plenario)p. 40
The Verdictp. 60
Conclusions of the Observerp. 63
Summary Assessmentp. 73
Addendump. 77
The Sentencingp. 77
Peace and Reform Effortsp. 78
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