Over the past eight years, Stanford students have contributed to
holding war criminals accountable in trials held both inside the United
States and abroad. Learn how research by students can help to change
and/or enforce international law, shape historic memory, and contribute
to the construction of the rule of law -- bit by bit. This forum
explores student participation in what is called the "Jesuit Massacre."
In 2009, the Spanish National Court formally charged former Salvadoran
President Alfredo Christiani Burkard and 14 former military officers
for their role in the murder of six Spanish Jesuit priests, their
Salvadoran housekeeper and her 16 year-old daughter in November 1989.
The Court has called these murders crimes against humanity and state
terrorism. In November, Political Science Professor Terry Karl, aided
by a team of students, presented extensive evidence to the Spanish
Court. The students will talk about their work and what it means