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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Il 21 dicembre 2010, l’Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite ha proclamato il 24 marzo come la Giornata Internazionale per il Diritto alla Verità riguardante le violazioni dei diritti umani e la dignità delle vittime.Lo scopo della giornata è quello di: Onorare la memoria delle vittime di gravi violazioni sistematiche dei diritti umani e promuovere l’importanza del diritto alla verità e alla giustizia.

 

The purpose of the Day is to:

 

 

Honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice;

 
Pay tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all;

 
Recognize, in particular, the important work and values of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, of El Salvador, who was assasinated on 24 March 1980, after denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable populations and defending the principles of protecting lives, promoting human dignity and opposition to all forms of violence.

 

 

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, invites all Member States, international organizations and civil society organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day in an appropriate manner.

 

 

Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday/

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