Peace Without Justice: Obstacles to Building the Rule of Law in El Salvador

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Penn State Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Law
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Context for Early Reform Efforts The Salvadoran Legal System in Historical Perspective
11
Actors in the Criminal Justice System
15
The QuasiInquisitorial Model
27
States of Emergency and Political Detentions
35
Entrenched Impunity
41
Criminal Justice and Reform Efforts During the War Years
49
The Big Case Focus
50
The Truth Commissions Work
109
The Truth Commissions Binding Recommendations
125
The Commissions Report the Role of the Courts and the Amnesty Law
140
An Overall Perspective
159
Institutionalizing the Safeguards Included in the Peace Accords
165
The National Counsel for the Defense of Human Rights
166
The National Civilian Police PNC
175
The Role of Salvadoran Nongovernmental Organizations NGOs
192

The Administration of Justice AOJ Project in El Salvador
57
Salvadoran Efforts to Promote Judicial Reform During the War Years
73
Judicial Reform Moves onto the Salvadoran Political Agenda
76
Addressing Justice Issues in the Peace Negotiations
81
The Human Rights Accord
82
Confronting Past Impunity in the Peace Negotiations
85
Negotiating Judicial Reform
97
The Challenge of Implementing the Agreements to End Impunity
105
Purging the Military
106
Justice Reform in the Postwar Years
197
The Supreme Court and Judicial Governance
201
The Role of the Attorney Generals Office
217
Criminal Justice Reform
218
Lessons from the Salvadoran Experience The Role of International Actors and Civil Society in Building the Rule of Law and Establishing Accountabi...
243
Bibliography
265
Index
277
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