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For the International Day for the Right to the Truth
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Forty-two thousand six hundred and thirty-three - this is the number of
cases, of people who have disappeared and remain unaccounted for over the
past 31 years, under consideration by the Working Group on Enforced or
Involuntary Disappearances. Figures also show that new cases continue to
emerge from all regions of the world on a regular basis. For every one of
those individuals, there are many loved ones agonising over their fate,
alternating between hope and despair and waiting for news – any news.

Victims of gross violations of human rights and their families have the
inalienable right to know the truth about past events concerning the
perpetration of heinous crimes against them. They have the right to know
about the circumstances and reasons that led, through massive or systematic
violations, to the perpetration of those crimes. They have the right to know
who the perpetrators are, and the fate and whereabouts of the victims. In
recognition of the right of all these victims, the United Nations has declared
today to be the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross
Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
Publisher:
UNOHCHR ,   (2011 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
DIGNITY OF VICTIMS, TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, AGONIZING, RAPE, SEXUAL SLAVERY, IMPARTIAL INJURIES, INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARENCE, JUSTICE, IMPUNITY, ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE, RIGHT TO LIVE, CRIMES, MASSIVE VIOLATION, SYSTEMATIC VIOLATION, RIGHT TO TRUTH
Thematic Group:
 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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