Statement on the International Day for Right to Truth concerning gross human rights violations and for the dignity of victims

The Right to the Truth is an inalienable and autonomous right of individuals. They are entitled to be informed about the Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations. The Right to the Truth is linked to the obligation of States and other stakeholders to protect and guarantee human rights.

Truth plays a key role in peace building processes to be carried out in a manner that is just and effective. Uncovering the truth also allows for an inclusive approach that is accepted of the culture of diversity to be adopted in peace building efforts.

Nobody should be a victim of summary executions, enforced disappearances, abduction, or torture. The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims has been established in honour of Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on March 24, 1980. He was denouncing violations of human rights in El Salvador.

The CD4Peace Team takes this opportunity to honour those who have suffered human rights violations and pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to protect human rights for all.

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