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

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March 24 is the UN’s International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsEnglish
Día Internacional del Derecho a la Verdad en relación con Violaciones Graves de los Derechos Humanos y de la Dignidad de las VíctimasSpanish
היום בינלאומית לזכות האמת בנוגע להפרת זכויות אדם חמורה ובשל כבוד קורבנותHebrew
اليوم الدولي للحق في معرفة الحقيقة فيما يتعلق بالانتهاكات ‏الجسيمة لحقوق الإنسان ولاحترام كرامة الضحاياArabic
총 인권 침해에 관한 진실에 대한 권리에 대한 피해자의 존엄성에 대한 국제 날Korean
Welttag für das Recht auf Wahrheit bei Verletzungen der MenschenrechteGerman

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The United Nations (UN) holds a special day to promote a human rights issue on March 24 each year. This day is called the “International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims”.

The UN encourages people to learn about human rights issues, including the right to truth.

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What do people do

The UN holds various global activities to promote this event. It also encourages governments and people worldwide to observe this international day by:

Public life

The International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is a UN observance and not a public holiday.

Background

In 2006 the UN confirmed that people had the right to know the truth about gross human rights violations and serious violations of human rights law. Furthermore, this right was linked to governments’ duty and obligation to protect and guarantee human rights, to conduct effective investigations and to guarantee effective remedy and reparations.

In December 2010, in a bid to promote human rights, the UN proclaimed March 24 as the “International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims”. The day remembers human rights victims, including Archbishop Romero, who campaigned for human rights for many years and was shot at a church altar in 1980.

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuMar 242011International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
SatMar 242012International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
SunMar 242013International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
MonMar 242014International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
TueMar 242015International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
ThuMar 242016International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
FriMar 242017International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
SatMar 242018International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
SunMar 242019International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
TueMar 242020International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of VictimsUnited Nations observance 
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