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Salvadoran-American Children of the Disappeared Search for “Our Parents’ Bones”

In 1993, the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador estimated that some 10,000 Salvadoran civilians were forcibly disappeared during the country’s armed conflict. To this day, no meaningful inquiries have been launched to recover their [...]

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A Battle Worth Fighting: UWCHR’s Ongoing CIA Lawsuit

A message from UWCHR Director, Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy Dear friends, With UW’s fall quarter now underway, our offices at the Center for Human Rights are once again abuzz with activity. We’ve spent the past [...]

October 5th, 2016|Categories: 2016 - 2017, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Battle Worth Fighting: UWCHR’s Ongoing CIA Lawsuit

26 Members of Congress Call for Declassification of Records on Salvadoran Disappeared

On August 15, 2016, United States Congressional Representatives Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and Norma Torres of California delivered a letter to President Barack Obama, signed by 26 Members of Congress, calling for the declassification of [...]

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Reporting back from DC—receptive audience in congressional briefings calling for release of documents and investigation

Photo: delegation participants and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi on day one of the visit to DC. Photo courtesy of Our Parents Bones. In April, the UW Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) joined a delegation of human rights organizations in [...]

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UW Center for Human Rights accompanies children of Salvadoran disappeared in D.C. briefing

Monday, 11 April, 2016 — The University of Washington Center for Human Rights will accompany a delegation in Washington D.C. during April 13-15, calling for the release of U.S. government documents regarding human rights abuses in [...]

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Center for Human Rights presents El Salvador oral history archive at Washington State Social Studies Conference

By: Phil Neff What do you get when you bring together almost 150 social studies teachers for a weekend retreat in scenic Lake Chelan? A slate of inspiring and enlightening workshops, of course, but also [...]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: 2015 - 2016, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Center for Human Rights presents El Salvador oral history archive at Washington State Social Studies Conference

UW Center for Human Rights – Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2016

Contents in the Winter 2016 newsletter: 35 Years Ago Today: Remembering Río Lempa Masssacre Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive Milagro Reunites with Son in El Salvador Human Rights Funding due April 1st Spring and Summer 2016 [...]

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A Long-Awaited Embrace: Pro-Búsqueda’s first family reunion of 2016

During 2015, a group of University of Washington students traveled to El Salvador to document the work of Asociación Pro-Búsqueda to investigate cases of the forced disappearance of children during the country’s civil war. It [...]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: 2015 - 2016, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Long-Awaited Embrace: Pro-Búsqueda’s first family reunion of 2016

UW Center for Human Rights Sues the CIA

On October 2, 2015, the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights filed suit against the US Central Intelligence Agency in federal district court. The case is related to our “Unfinished Sentences” project aiming to [...]

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UW Center for Human Rights – Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2015

CHR & LSJ Launch New Project Rethinking Punishment: Human Rights in an Age of Mass Incarceration The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, a reality that often escapes serious, widespread [...]

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