Tutela Legal`s activities have included investigating human rights violations, promoting international human rights law and disseminating atrocities in the national and international media. The organization also constantly challenged the courts to protect refugees and uphold the legal rights of those targeted. These activities, which became increasingly dangerous due to the military government`s attack on the organization, had deadly consequences for Archbishop Romero, culminating in his assassination in 1980. Despite Romero`s murder, Tutela Legal continued to collect evidence of human rights violations and oral testimonies from victims. An important task to complete the organization was the observation of the left-wing guerrillas, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Although paramilitary units committed the overwhelming majority of the atrocities documented, as reported by Tutela Legal and confirmed by the 1993 Salvadoran Truth Commission, this bilateral observation showed the organization`s commitment to defending human rights despite politics. 3. Documentation and Archives Centre of Bishop Rivera y Damas (CDYAMRYD): security, preservation, organization and guard with the function of providing access to information contained in documents testifying to human rights violations committed during the last armed conflict in El Salvador, in order to preserve historical memory and promote access to truth and justice in the country. One example is the El Mozote massacre on December 11, 1981, in which an elite army unit©©carried out a massacre of defenseless civilians in and around the town ±Salvador of El Mozote.
None of those responsible has yet been brought to justice. Tutela Legal has been fighting for the victims of the massacre for ± years and is committed to justice. Members of the organization located the exact scene of the crimes and, with the help of Argentine specialists, exhumed the cadres. In 2013, José Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, by ecclesiastical decree of September 30 of the same year, promoted a restructuring, promoted the current office and recognized the need for an entity that would work for the promotion and defense of human rights; and to focus its attention not only on the historical cases that had occurred during the period of the armed conflict in El Salvador, but also on assisting new victims of human rights violations. Promote legal, educational and historical memory processes to contribute to the realization of the human rights of Salvadorans, especially the most vulnerable sectors. We share the statement of the Network of Human Rights Defenders on the national situation Download the file: Denying justice. 1. Education Unit: promote training processes in the field of human rights, strengthen capacities for their active defense with the aim of educating, influencing, strengthening and organizing communities, communities and parishes through the audit, promotion and defense of their human rights.
Taking into account the implementation of the activities aimed at consolidating the educational processes in the field of human rights offered to the 44 pastoral workers at the level of vicars and pastoral care, this project begins, the main objective of which is to carry out actions aimed at consolidating the organization of 38 parish human rights pastorals, composed of six vicars from the Archdiocese of San Salvador. Support documentation on human rights violations through legal protection Dr. Marãa Julia Hernández! The Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, Tutela Legal, has set itself the goal of changing this during the civil war. Actualmente el trabajo de la Unidad Jurídica es financiado por las costas procesales del caso Masacre El Mozote y Lugares Aledaños, cumpliendo y superando el objetivo general y objetivos específicos. These documents consist of files photocopied in Spanish documenting killings, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations in El Salvador between 1975 and 1993. The original files bearing the inscription “Presentado A La Comision De La Verdad” were handed over to the Truth Commission by Tutela Legal in 1993. Files with multiple forms are grouped into multiple folders identified by letters after the file number (i.e., #8A, #8B). The records contain boxes numbered 1 to 4 containing biographical information about the victim, including name, age, occupation, hometown, marital status, names of family members, oldest and youngest ages of siblings and children, nationality, place of arrest, the time and date of the arrest, the names of the witnesses, the identity of the abductors and a detailed description of the circumstances of the arrest. Also included are the name of the petitioner, the relationship to the additional registered place of contact, the presenter of the petition, age, occupation, relationship with the prisoner, type of residence, place of residence, ID #, place and date of petition, other institutions that have received petitions, and signature or fingerprint of the petitioner Deputy Director: Pbro. J Lic. iur.
Balmore de Jesús Pedroza Flores Investigamos, asesoramos, representamos e incidimos en favor de las personas en mayor condición de mayor vulnerabilidad.. The Office for the Protection of Human Rights of the Archdiocese of San Salvador focuses its lines of action on three units: Although El Salvador`s civil war officially ended in 1992 with the Chapultepec Peace Treaty, the scale of violence in that country remains extreme. One reason for this is that most of those responsible for the crimes of the brutal civil war remain unconvicted. In this way, a culture of impunity is nurtured, which only leads to a cycle of violence. In the 1970s, El Salvador was steeped in the political climate of the Cold War and became a rallying ground for the West`s attack on communist subversion in Central America. The political left, including union members, teachers, doctors, and priests, challenged the military government`s corruption and crackdown on dissent. Moreover, the struggle of the landless peasants was articulated through cooperatives, demands for agrarian reforms and an organization against military repression. In return, the military government enforced the rights of the landowning classes through paramilitary attacks on the educated urban population and landless peasants, especially the mestizos. Archbishop Oscar Romero, a leading proponent of equality and liberation theology, and Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas founded Tutela Legal to record and broadcast atrocities committed during the civil war. Romero`s commitment to speaking out against poverty, murder and torture has become a weather vane for Tutela Legal during the conflict and to this day.
Due to the religious affiliation of the founders to the Catholic Church, the office of Tutela Legal was located in the offices of the Chancellery of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, which gave a sense of immunity from external violence. Other forms include official summaries of Tutela Legal with A-D constitutional warnings, responses from the National Police of El Salvador, letters to the President about the disappearance, documents from other petitions, petitions advocating for the disappeared, letters of condolence from Archbishop Romero`s widow, letters to the FMLN political party regarding the disappearance, newspaper clippings and the Tutela Legal checklist. The Oficina de Tutela Legal del Arzobispado (Office of Legal Guardians of the Archdiocese) was founded in 1978 in San Salvador in the Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador as a human rights organization. Tutela Legal continued the work of its predecessor, Socorro Juridico Arzobispado, by disseminating information on human rights violations. Although the conflict in El Salvador is not historically limited to the Salvadoran civil war (1979-1992), Tutela Legal operated during and after this conflict, which remains the most traumatic in the country`s post-1945 history. CDYAMRYD coordinator: Licda. Sandra Parada Reina Protection of respect for human dignity through historical, legal and commemorative measures aimed at promoting and guaranteeing respect for the human rights of the most vulnerable sectors of our country. With these organizations we work on the theme “Migration and violence” Protection of human rights of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, is an ecclesiastical entity that is part of the Episcopal Vicar for Human Promotion – Caritas of the Archdiocese of San Salvador. From the seventies to the present day, this office has experienced several moments as a direct predecessor of its work, namely the Christian Legal Relief Office, founded in August 1975, which operated for 18 months and was affiliated with the Jesuit College Externado San José and directed by Jesuit Father Segundo Montes. We identify the second moment through the creation of the Legal Aid Office of the Archdiocese, founded in 1977 by the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, Our Blessed Martyr, Msgr.
Oscar Arnulfo Romero; Already in the eighties, the Office of Legal Protection of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, created by Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas by Ecclesiastical Decree No. twenty-seven of May 27, 1982 and established in Book No. 7 of the Ecclesiastical Decrees of 1982, became Dra.