April 3, 2007: PHR's International Forensic Program Director Stefan Schmitt attended the reunion of a family in El Salvador with a daughter they hadn't seen in 25 years.
PHR Asks President of El Salvador to Comply with Inter-American Court of Human Rights Decision on Disappearances
On March 1, 2005, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a decision pertaining to the case of the Serrano Cruz sisters, who were allegedly captured, kidnapped, and forcibly disappeared by the Salvadoran military during its "Operacion Limpieza" (Operation Clean-Up).
U.S. Team Transfers DNA Database to Salvadoran Group Searching for Children Who Disappeared in Civil War
A DNA database to reunite families torn apart during El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war will be turned over this week to a San Salvadorbased group that is leading the charge to track down some of the 2,500 children orphaned or adopted during the conflict.
PHR called on Afghanistan's Interim Government Chairman Hamid Karzai and the international community to provide protection of at two mass grave sites near Mazar-I-Sharif.