Country Reports: Panama
In February 2001, as a result of the discovery of a mass grave in 1999, the Panamanian President formed a Truth Commission to investigate human rights violations under the General Torrijos administration and beyond. The Commission asked EAAF for technical forensic assistance in these investigations.
The Center for Constitutional Justice (CCR) -an American non-governmental organization- requested EAAF’s assistance in the investigation of the fate of Panamanian victims who died during the 1989 American Invasion of Panama.
- Historical background
- The US Invasion and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.
- The role of EAAF.
At the request of the Center for Social Training ( C.C.S.), a local organization, an EAAF traveled to Panama to participate in a National Program for Instructors in Human Rights. In addition, C.C.S also asked advise from EAAF in the investigation of the people who died during the US 1989 invasion.
At the request of the Popular Committee for Human Rights in Panama (COPODEHUPA), the team investigated the case of the disappearance of Marlene Mendizabal and Enrique Falconnet, politically active university students who were disappeared in 1976.