Former Human Rights Ombudsman Davíd Morales Joins Cristosal

We are very pleased to welcome Davíd Morales to Cristosal!!

Davíd brings an impressive 25 years of experience working as a human rights lawyer, including his time as the Salvadoran Ombudsman for Human between 2013 and 2016. He will be assisting in the expansion of the Observatory on Forced Displacement by Violence into Honduras and Guatemala.

During his tenure as Ombudsman, David was a strong advocate for victims of forced displacement. Thanks to his leadership, the Ombudsman’s office worked closely with Cristosal to release the first report (Here In Spanish) by the government of El Salvador recognizing forced displacement by violence.
 

Cristosal recently hired former Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales, shown here with Chief Program Officer Celia Medrano at the presentation of the first report by a Salvadoran Government Institution on forced displacement.

Cristosal recently hired former Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales, shown here with Chief Program Officer Celia Medrano at the presentation of the first report by a Salvadoran Government Institution on forced displacement.

He looks forward to continuing to focus the Salvadoran Government on establishing policies and procedures for victims of violence commenting,

"Civil Society and our organizations can offer support to victims... but in the end it is the state that needs to assume this role. Cristosal has taken on the task of changing public policies so that the state takes up the responsibility to defend the human rights of victims of violence.

My dream would be that these the state eventually fulfills its obligations to families; that they fulfill their responsibilities in a way that truly assists and protects victims that have been abandoned."


Interested in getting some hands-on training in migration and forced displacement from Cristosal staff? Consider joining us for a week in El Salvador through our Global School.

James Lochhead