International Day of the Right to Truth Regarding Gross Violations of the Human Rights and Dignity of Victims (24/03)

The UN General Assembly approved the date of March 24 as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims by its resolution A / RES / 65/196 of December 21, 2010.

The question of the application of the right to the establishment of the truth is often raised in the context of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of humanitarian law. In cases of massacres, enforced disappearances, missing persons, abductions of children and torture, the victims and their relatives demand that they be made aware of these events.

The right to establish the truth presupposes obtaining full and detailed reliable information about the events that took place, the specific circumstances of these events and their participants, including information about the circumstances in which the violations were committed, as well as the reasons for these violations.