I was with IKOHI, a national association of victims of human rights violation, and AFAD, an Asian federation of organizations working directly on issues of enforced disappearances. Currently with INFID, in charge of human rights and democracy program.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Transitional Justice and the Past; Victims' Perspective
It is not a matter of whether our country is in transition or not. Because justice is justice.
The point is that we have to deal with the legacies of the past abuses by the dictator, authoritarian, military junta or even by a so called democratic government.
That way, it is relevant for people to talk about a future full of respect of human rights, democracy, rule of law, prosperity and peace.
Let's make it come true that the most affected society, the victims, are heard and involved in the process of formulating policies for dealing with the past when the United Nations is doing so.
From an expert conference, "Transitional Justice and the Past; Perspective of the Victims" organized by the Geneva for Human Rights in Geneva, September 21, 2011.