What We Do

Protecting people displaced by violence

There are few, if any, protection options in El Salvador for families fleeing violence. Our legal team assists with emblematic cases that establish legal precedents for justice. 

In 2017, Cristosal accompanied 4 families forcibly displaced by violence in successfully filing rights-based appeals to the Supreme Court. The Court recognized the threat to petitioners’ lives, liberty, psychological well-being, and property, and ordered necessary emergency action.

Repairing the lingering effects of rights violations

Cristosal is supporting the prosecution of the 1981 El Mozote massacre, one of the largest unprosecuted war crimes in the world. "Settling this historical debt with the victims of the war, we help El Salvador transform structures of oppression and impunity and strengthen access to justice for families affected by violence and human rights violations today," says prosecuting attorney and Cristosal Human Rights Director David Morales.