Call for inputs - Accountability for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law in transitional justice processes

Deadline
16 January 2021
Issued by
Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Purpose
To inform his report to be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2021


Objective of the report

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Fabian Salvioli, will devote his report to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, in September 2021, to examine the scope of the legal obligation to prosecute and sanction gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, as well as the constraints, gaps and opportunities encountered in the implementation of this obligation in transitional justice contexts. 

In order to obtain a broad representation of views to inform the thematic report, the Special Rapporteur is seeking written contributions from all relevant actors through responses to a questionnaire.

In particular, the Special Rapporteur would appreciate receiving specific examples regarding the design and implementation of accountability mechanisms to address gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law, or mechanisms that prevented their establishment, as well as on the normative and conceptual frameworks applicable to such cases. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur is particularly interested in identifying challenges and lessons learned, good practices and opportunities, as well as relevant national, regional and international jurisprudential developments.

The questionnaire is available here in English, Français and Español.

How and where to submit inputs

Submissions of maximum 750 words per question answered should be submitted no later than 15 January 2021 to srtruthcalls@ohchr.org

E-mail address
E-mail subject line
Inputs to report on accountability
File formats
Please limit your contributions to a maximum of 750 words per question and attach annexes, where necessary
Accepted languages
English, French and Spanish

How inputs will be used

All submissions received will be published on OHCHR websites, except confidentiality is explicitly requested.

Please, circulate this invitation widely in your network.