March 24, 2012, is the second “the right to understand the truth about gross human rights violations and to maintain dignity of the victims, the International Day” (referred to as “the right to the truth of the International Day”).
In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly announced: March 24 of each year is set to the right to understand the truth about gross human rights violations and maintain the dignity of the victims of the International Day “in order to emphasize the importance of truth and justice, and to cherish the memory of those who expose the truth, to defend human rights, dedication and sacrifice of human life. This day in 1980, El Salvador’s human rights advocates and defenders – Romero Bishop held the liturgy when the pro-government forces assassination.
The right to know the truth, generally refers to the right to – serious violations of human rights victims or their families to seek and obtain the following information: the background and causes of the fate and whereabouts of the victims, the offense took place, the perpetrators of identity, the progress of the investigation and results .
March 24, 2011, in the first “right to understand the truth about gross human rights violations and to maintain the dignity of the victims of the International Day” dawn of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a speech that, the truth in defense of human rights, has an indispensable role to know the truth to help victims and their families to settle the mind, restore dignity, and to obtain some compensation for their losses. Expose the truth, but also help society to pursue infringement the responsibility of the implementers. Therefore, to defend the right to know the truth, is an integral part of human rights work.
Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Today, the crime of torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and other serious human rights violations in many countries is still recurring, through an open, independent and neutral investigation to to expose the truth about these crimes and to contribute to the achievement of justice, to combat impunity and to prevent similar crimes will continue. She therefore called on Governments to take all necessary measures to protect the right to know the truth, and who are committed to expose the truth.