53 Tex. Int'l L. J. 77 (2018)
After Repeal of El Salvador's Amnesty Law: Next Steps in Justice and Accountability

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   After Repeal of El Salvador's Amnesty

         Law: Next Steps in Justice and

                      Accountability



                                                         Nadia Hajji


                       TABLE  OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................... 77

INTRODUCTION           .................................................. 78

I. BACKGROUND         .................................................... 78
     A.  The Civil War...................................          79
     B.  Peace Process and Truth Commission ........................ 82
     C.  Amnesty Law   ..........................  ...... ........... 84
     D.  Repeal of Amnesty Law.................................... 87
     E.  Obligation to Prosecute. ................................... 88

II. CAPACITY TO PROSECUTE      .................................. ..... 90
     A.  Consolidating Trials into Mega-Trials......................... 91
     B.  Prioritizing Cases: Prosecutorial Discretion .................... 96
         1. Overview of Prosecutorial Discretion ........... ......... 96
         2. Identifying the Most Responsible Actors.............. ..... 97
         3. Alternative Punishment   ........................ ..... 99
         4. Risks and Application to El Salvador ................... 100
      C. Private Prosecution   ......................................... 102

III. IMPLICATIONS OF PROSECUTION EFFORTS          .................... 106

CONCLUSION          ........................................ ........... 108


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* Nadia Hajji is a J.D. candidate at the Emory University School of Law.

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