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A relative of one of the El Mozote victims holding a candle during the reburial ceremony in the new village plaza. Twenty years after the massacre of El Mozote, the act of finally burying the dead is very important in El Salvador as it is in other countries where such events took place. One 18-year-old woman explained how it felt not knowing where loved ones are buried: "One doesn't know where to put the flowers."

Dorila Márquez (second from the left) talks about losing her parents and other family members in the massacre of El Mozote.

A relative of one of the El Mozote victims holding a candle during the reburial ceremony in the new village plaza. Twenty years after the massacre of El Mozote, the act of finally burying the dead is very important in El Salvador as it is in other countries where such events took place. One 18-year-old woman explained how it felt not knowing where loved ones are buried: "One doesn't know where to put the flowers."

El Mozote is a village in the Morazán department in El Salvador

The massacre of El Mozote represents the absolute impunity that all cases from the conflict are in Like the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980 and the six Jesuit priests in 1989, the massacre of El Mozote is both a painful reality and a tragic symbol of the darkest days of the war. Over three days in the eastern department of Morazan, the U.S.-trained Atlacatl Battalion terrorized and killed more than 1,000 villagers, among them some 400 children—the youngest only three days old.

El Mozote Case Study - Columbia University

Like the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980 and the six Jesuit priests in 1989, the massacre of El Mozote is both a painful reality and a tragic symbol of the darkest days of the war. Over three days in the eastern department of Morazan, the U.S.-trained Atlacatl Battalion terrorized and killed more than 1,000 villagers, among them some 400 children—the youngest only three days old.

the sole survivor of the El Mozote massacre


inter-american court of human rights case of the massacres of el mozote and nearby places v. el salvador judgment of october 25, 2012 (merits, reparations and costs)INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS . CASE OF THE MASSACRES OF EL MOZOTE AND NEARBY PLACES v. EL SALVADOR . JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 19, 2013 (Interpretation of theBACKGROUND : The Massacre of El Mozote Between the 6th and 16th of December, 1981, the Salvadoran armed forces began a major offensive, “Operation Rescue,” in theSince the end of the 12-year war in 1992, El Salvador’s Amnesty Law has prevented the prosecution of those who committed human rights abuses during the armed conflict. However the Inter-American Court ruled in October 2012 that the massacre of El Mozote violated specifically the American Convention on the “rights to life, to personal integrity and to personal liberty” and other articles related to rape, torture, and the murder of children. The Court sentenced El Salvador to investigate the facts of the massacre, identify and prosecute those responsible, and return remains of the victims to their next of kin.