Human Rights In The Americas: A Regional Training Initiative

Human Rights In The Americas: A Regional Training Initiative

By Geraldine Cook
July 01, 2011

Human rights, from lessons learned to the way forward, continue to be a priority for military leaders in the Americas. “Today the Armed Forces of El Salvador have the moral
awareness that war must have limits,” said General David Munguía Payés, Salvadoran
defense minister, during the inauguration of a human rights and International
Humanitarian Law (IHL) seminar. “And those limits are set for us precisely by this
respect for human rights and the rights defined by the laws of war.” The seminar,
jointly sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command and the Salvadoran Defense Ministry, took
place May 17-19, 2011, in the Salvadoran capital.

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