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SERPAJ Ecuador

Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ ou Service Peace and Justice) is a Human Rights Non Governmental Organisation in Latin America, founded in 1974. It is a Christian based and nonviolent organization, and is committed for the defense of political prisoners in the different South American dictatures.
The SERPAJ has a consultativ status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council and in UNESCO, receiving in 1987 the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.
The SERPAJ is also member of the Network Memoria Abierta, created in 1999 and to which belongs the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) of Horacio Verbitsky.
Personalities of the SERPAJ
One of the founders and the first coordinator of the SERPAJ was the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.