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A Human Rights-Based Approach to Truth and Reconciliation

Nekane Lanvin

Title:
A Human Rights-Based Approach to Truth and Reconciliation
Author(s):
Lanvin, Nekane
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Department(s):
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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Book/Journal Title:
Indigenous Peoples’ Access To Justice, Including Truth And Reconciliation Processes
Book Author:
Stamatopoulou, Elsa
Littlechild, Wilton
Notes:
This is a chapter from "Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes". The entire volume is available in Academic Commons at http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8GT5M1F
Publisher:
Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper focuses on the work and experience of the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in promoting and assisting truth-seeking and reconciliation processes from a human rights perspective, in the context of transitional justice processes. It maps the normative and operational framework to engage in such processes from a human rights perspective, describes the development of an internationally recognized right to the truth for victims of gross violations of human rights, and presents examples of participation and truth-seeking mechanisms for the realization of the right to the truth, namely national consultations and truth commissions. Finally, it addresses the issue of how human-rights-based truth and reconciliation processes can complement justice processes and result in improvements in access to justice for Indigenous Peoples.
Subject(s):
Truth commissions
Human rights
Indigenous peoples
International law
United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Nekane Lanvin, , A Human Rights-Based Approach to Truth and Reconciliation, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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