The Jesuits Massacre Trial: A Return to Accountability for Human Rights Violations?

Almudena Bernabeu

Title Conditional:

The Jesuits Massacre Trial: A Return to Accountability
for Human Rights Violations?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm PST | CLAS Virtual Event

A rose garden and memorial planted at the site of the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter in El Salvador. (Photo by John Donaghy.)
A rose garden and memorial planted at the site of the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter in El Salvador.
(Photo by John Donaghy.)

REGISTER HERE

Part of the Fall 2020 Bay Area Latin America Forum · Flyer for this event

Almudena Bernabeu will relate the journey to bring Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano to trial in Spain, where he was recently sentenced to 133 years in prison for the massacre of six Jesuit priests and two women in 1989. This trial and conviction mark only the second time in which a case brought before Spanish courts went forward on the basis of a universal duty to provide access to national courts for human rights abuse victims. Although the Pinochet case created historic momentum, many obstacles have impeded these cases and prevented accountability efforts from succeeding. The Jesuits’ case has the potential to recover an important practice providing justice and preventing further abuses.

Almudena Bernabeu, the co-founder and director of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers, is a renowned transitional justice and international human rights lawyer. She led the investigation and prosecution for the Jesuit murders, leading to Inocente Orlando Montano’s extradition. In 2012, Bernabeu was included in TIME’s list of the 100 most influential people.

READ: Sam Jones (The Guardian): "Ex-Salvadoran colonel jailed for 1989 murder of Spanish Jesuits"

Zoom event: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the event. This event will be recorded. If needed, Spanish interpretation is available by request. Interpretación al español disponible a pedido.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication to fully participate in this event, please contact janetwaggaman@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

Add to Google Calendar

Part of the Bay Area Latin America Forum