Leonor Arteaga

El Salvador |  Program Director, Due Process of Law Foundation (DPFL)

Member of the El Salvador National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons (CONABÚSQUEDA)


Leonor Arteaga Rubio is a Salvadoran attorney who joined the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) January 2012, and heads the program on Impunity and Grave Human Rights Violations. As Program Director, Arteaga leads investigations, advocacy, monitoring and analysis on issues related to memory, truth, justice, and guarantees for non-recurrence of past armed conflicts and current situations of state violence in Latin America. Arteaga holds a law degree from the Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer (USAM).

Before joining DPLF, Arteaga was Deputy Ombudsman for Children and Youth at the Office of the Ombudsman for the Defense of Human Rights. Prior to working at the Ombudsman Office, Arteaga extended legal support to victims and their relatives and litigated cases on forced disappearances at the national and international levels. She has published articles and opinion pieces on the internal armed conflict legacy in El Salvador.

In February 2018, Arteaga was appointed by the El Salvador government as a Commissioner for the National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons (CONABÚSQUEDA) in the context of El Salvador’s armed conflict, an ad-honorem position.

Arteaga was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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