Due Process of Law Foundation
The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) is a regional nonprofit nongovernmental organization based in Washington, DC comprised by a multi-national group of professionals. Its mandate is to promote the rule of law and human rights in Latin America through analysis and recommendations, cooperation with public and private organizations and institutions, the sharing of experiences, and advocacy. DPLF was founded in 1996 by Professor Thomas Buergenthal, now a judge on the International Court of Justice, and his former colleagues on the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador. DPLF began its activities with a conference on criminal justice reform in 1998.