Latin America Peace and Justice Service

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The Peace and Justice Service (Servicio Paz y Justicia) (SERPAJ) "was founded in 1974 by 1980 Peace Nobel Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

"SERPAJ is very interested in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. We want to emphasize the importance of truth and justice in the process of democracy building. After making much progress towards justice, e.g. the 1985 trial against the military junta, Argentina later opened the door to impunity with several amnesty laws and decree. Thus those responsible for gross human rights violations avoided trial and have since walked free on the streets along with their fallen victims." [1]

In 1992 they received q $120,000 grant from Rights and Democracy.


Web: (Spanish)

Resources and articles


  1. On Mandela's Visit to Argentina, derechos, accessed July 17, 2007.