The new Special Rapporteur's approach to the mandate and preliminary areas of interest: report


Published
25 July 2018
Issued by
The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Presented
At the 39th session of the HRC

Summary

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabián Salvioli, lists the key activities undertaken by the previous mandate holder from August 2017 to April 2018, and his own activities conducted in May and June 2018, and gives an overview of his approach to the mandate and a preliminary outline of areas of interest.

The Special Rapporteur pays tribute to the work of the previous mandate holder, Pablo de Greiff, and will build upon his call for a comprehensive approach to transitional justice, anchored in standards for the redress of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, and the prevention thereof.

The Special Rapporteur outlines a number of aspects he deems crucial in the implementation of his mandate. On the basis of the foundational work of the previous mandate holder both in relation to the elements of the mandate — truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of nonrecurrence — and the linkages of work on transitional justice with other policy interventions, in particular development, and peace and security, the Special Rapporteur intends to develop the mandate further, to respond to the challenges currently faced in the field of transitional justice and in spheres that are interconnected but that rarely coordinate with work on transitional justice.