Bio

Leonor Arteaga Rubio is Senior Program Officer for the Impunity and Transitional Justice Program at the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF). She joined the DPLF team in January 2012. She is responsible for monitoring and undertaking legal analyses of high-profile criminal cases regarding grave human rights violations and truth and reparation initiatives across the region on the basis of international standards and best practices. She also oversees project planning and applied research on the fundamental obstacles and challenges to the fight against impunity in Latin America. In this capacity, she assists civil society groups and provides technical support. Arteaga earned her degree in law in El Salvador and has 15 years of experience in the field of human rights, both within civil society and as a civil servant in El Salvador. Before joining DPLF, she worked as the Deputy Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child and Youth at the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDDH). Arteaga also worked at the Association for the Search for Disappeared Children (Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos), a Salvadoran organization dedicated to seeking truth and justice for the victims of the internal armed conflict, where she accompanied victims and families at the community level and litigated criminal cases on forced disappearances before domestic courts and the Inter-American Human Rights System. During this time, she was a member of the Working Committee for Historic Memory (Comisión de Trabajo Pro-Memoria Histórica) where she led a variety of initiatives regarding truth, memory, reparation, and justice with Salvadorian groups.