UW Libraries El Salvador FOIA Collection

  • Date: 2017

This University of Washington Libraries collection includes more than 200 documents that were released by United States government federal agencies to the University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) as a result of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted by UWCHR staff and student researchers, and from a FOIA lawsuit that the University of Washington brought against the Central Intelligence Agency in October 2015. All of these documents are in the public domain; determinations about redaction were made by the releasing agency in compliance with FOIA.

The collection contains documents regarding human rights during El Salvador’s civil war, which were results of FOIA requests based on research conducted by the UWCHR’s Unfinished Sentences project. The collection includes documents from various federal agencies including the U.S. Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency.

The collection was originally published in 2017 and will be updated periodically as new documents are released to the UWCHR.