Access to Information

“People in El Salvador have a right to know”: Judge urges SOUTHCOM to retrieve documents from ‘purgatory’

April 8, 2019

UW Center for Human Rights legal counsel and researchers celebrate a successful hearing. L-R: Gardner Reed, UW Attorney General’s Office; Nancy Garland, UW Assistant Attorney General; UWCHR Director Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy; Tom Burke and Jordan Clark, pro-bono attorneys with Davis Wright Tremaine; UWCHR student researchers Grace Sorensen, Francisca Gómez, Cristina Gamundi, Guy Oron, Miguel Mariscal, and Emily Willard.

Newly Declassified U.S. Embassy Cables Show Concern for El Mozote Massacre Trial

December 13, 2018

Jean Manes, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (Photo: Presidencia de El Salvador, public domain)

Newly Released Department of Defense Files Recount El Salvador Military Operations

October 4, 2018

UWCHR Sues DHS, ICE, & CBP for Access to Information on Immigration Enforcement in WA

September 21, 2018

Dismissing Credible Fear in Washington State

August 10, 2018

Documents released to the UW Center for Human Rights by Customs and Border Protection suggest that asylum seekers are being arbitrarily denied the right to make credible fear claims on the northern U.S. border, predating Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policies.

UWCHR Celebrates Success of FOIA Lawsuit Against CIA

May 30, 2018

Rep. Jayapal Writes Letter Supporting UWCHR’s FOIA Research

May 2, 2018