From January 26th to 28th the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) will join a delegation traveling to El Salvador that includes U.S. Congressman James McGovern, Salvadoran-Americans who are sons and daughters of persons disappeared during the armed conflict in El Salvador; representatives of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), religious leaders and US academics. The purpose of this visit, lead by the Mauricio Aquino Foundation, is to advocate for the creation of a Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons in El Salvador.
Along with local organizations like Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD), Asociación Pro-Busqúeda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos, and the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA) the delegation will meet with the President of El Salvador and other government officials, as well as victims of human rights violations.
DPLF works closely with local CSOs to support victims and survivors of enforced disappearances and other grave human rights violations during El Salvador’s armed conflict, and addresses these issues with government officials and international organizations.