25-year Anniversary of El Salvador's Peace Accords

Hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)



Professor Jenny Pearce

Research Professor Latin America and Caribbean Centre

Alexander Segovia

President Instituto Centroamericano de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo y el Cambio Social

Dr Manuel Meléndez

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar Oxford University

Dr Celia Szusterman

University of Buenos Aires


Professor Gareth A. Jones

Director of LACC

On January 16th 1992 the government of El Salvador signed a peace accord with the country's guerrillas to end the 12-year conflict that caused the death of 75,000 people. The agreement, which included a general amnesty and a commission to investigate the atrocities committed, then became a model for similar conflicts in the region.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the accord, the LSE SU Latin American Society will host a Public Lecture about the agreement, its problems and limitations, the implications of the declaration of unconstitutionality of the amnesty, and the current situation of the country. 

The lecture was divided in four sections:

- "Between Revolution and War: Contextualising the1992 Salvadorean Peace Accord", by Jenny Pearce, Research Professor at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the LSE.

- A general outline of the problems and limitations of the Peace Accord, by Alex Segovia (to be confirmed)

- "El Salvador Without Amnesty: Three Paths Forward", by Manuel Melendez, Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar at the University of Oxford.

- “Super Mano Dura vs Diálogo: Risks and challenges in the fight against violence in El Salvador in 2017" - by Celia Szusterman, Director for Latin America at The Institute for Statecraft.