The Jesuit Massacre Trial 2020
From Monday 8 June 2020, the Guernica Centre for International Justice will be publishing daily Court Briefings on the Trial from the Spanish National Criminal Court in Madrid.
The trial for the killings of Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martín-Baró, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, Juan Ramón Moreno, Segundo Montes, and their housekeeper and her daughter, Elba Julia Ramos and Celina Maricet Ramos will begin on Monday, 8 June 2020.
The trial against Montano comes at a time when Salvadoran civil society is struggling to promote meaningful accountability for the atrocities committed in that country since the late 1970s. Guernica Centre will continue to work with its national partners to combat impunity and promote accountability initiatives that respond to the ongoing quest for justice that victims continue to lead.
WELCOME TO THE GUERNICA GROUP
The Guernica Group is an international initiative that brings together experienced litigators, investigators and other professionals who work to bring perpetrators of international crimes and grave human rights violations to justice; seize their ill-gotten assets for the benefit of their victims; and strengthen systems of accountability, truth-telling, reparation, and non-recurrence. Working in country and in partnership with affected communities, we offer a range of highly specialized skills to achieve accountability.
The Guernica Group takes its name from one of the most heinous war crimes committed in modern history and immortalized by Pablo Picasso’s famous painting. The bombing of the town of Guernica in the Spanish Basque Country on 26 April 1937 by German and Italian warplanes at the request of the Spanish Nationalists, killed more than 1,600 civilians, the majority women, and children.