SRTJ: Accountability: Prosecuting and Punishing Gross Violations of Human Rights

and serious violations of international humanitarian law in the context of transitional justice processes

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabián Salvioli, Geneva, July 9, 2021

Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice J A_HRC_48_60_E Sept 2021

Mr. Fabian Salvioli, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Fabián Salvioli

Summary
The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabián Salvioli, presents his report on accountability with a view to the prosecution and punishment of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law in the context of transitional justice processes.
The report examines the scope of the legal obligation to prosecute and punish such violations, as well as the constraints, gaps and opportunities encountered in the implementation of this obligation in countries undergoing transitional justice processes. It concludes with recommendations…

3. Owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Special Rapporteur had to postpone official visits to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Republic of Korea and Serbia and decided instead to assess the implementation status of the recommendations set out in the country visit reports of his predecessor concerning Burundi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Uruguay.

 

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