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


Date: March 24

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Human Rights


Background

Every year March 24 is observed as International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 24 as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Right violations and for the Dignity of Victims on 21 December 2010. This day is observed to promote human rights issue.


Actions and Programs

This day is observed with many activities and events. Some of the programs includes honoring victims of human rights violation, promote the importance of the right to truth and justice, paying tribute to those who have fought for human rights, recognizing the important work and values of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, of EI Salvador who assassinated on March 24, 1980.

Governments, non-government organizations, human rights organizations are participating in this day celebration with various programs and activities.


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