Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Human Rights Council Holds Panel Discussion On Right To Truth

Posted by Info on 11/03/2010

9 March Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said while the right to truth had initially been linked to cases of the missing and disappeared persons, it had extended to other gross violations of human rights, such as extrajudicial executions and torture. It implied knowing the full and complete truth about events… In cases of enforced disappearance and missing persons, it implied knowing the fate and whereabouts of the victim.

AZERBAIJAN – AKRAM ZEYNALLI thanked Argentina for initiating the resolution on the right to truth, which Azerbaijan fully supported. The right to truth was connected with the right to information, justice and reparation and contributed to the end of impunity and to the promotion of human rights. Azerbaijan shared the views expressed in the report that the right to truth entailed knowledge of violations of human rights. The right to truth was a pillar of protection that ought to be given to missing persons and their families…Council resolution 9/11 recognized the need to study the link between the right to truth and the right to access to justice and other human rights in cases of gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

ARMENIA -VAHEH GEVORGYAN said the right to truth was getting more and more recognition as a global concept upon which an ongoing struggle by oppressed groups and individuals for justice and peace was anchored. …

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