After more than three decades of impunity, a Salvadoran judge called 20 soldiers accused of participating in the massacre of El Mezote to appear in court on March 29th and 30th, 2017 to hear the case against them on. 

Cristosal’s David Morales, the former Salvadoran Human Rights Ombudsman, is part of the legal team seeking justice for victims and their families.

The significance of the case goes beyond addressing the atrocities of the past. Cristosal hopes it will strengthen the Salvadoran justice system and contribute to the transformation of a historic culture of impunity to one of accountability for present day victims of violence.