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Right to the truth – National Archives on Human Rights

The Human Rights Council, in paragraph 11 of its resolution 21/7 of 10 October 2012 on the Right to the truth (A/HRC/RES/21/7), requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to “invite (…) Member States, United Nations organs, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations to provide information on good practices in the establishment, preservation and provision of access to national archives on human rights, and to make the information received publically available in an online database.”

In April 2013, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights requested the aforementioned information from Member States, United Nations organs, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, and non-governmental organisations.

Submissions received included:

Member States

UN organs, international organisations, national human rights institutions, and non- governmental organisations

  • International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) English
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) English Annex1 Annex2
  • Timor-Leste Post-Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation Technical Secretariat English