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Annual thematic reports

Special Rapporteur on truth, justice and reparation

The Special Rapporteur submits annual thematic reports to the Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the General Assembly (GA). Thematic reports document the Special Rapporteur’s findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

To access the reports in all the official languages, search the Documents list. Related reports by other UN groups are also available.

Reports to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly

Year Symbol number Title
2023 A/78/181 Financing of reparations for victims of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law
2023 A/HRC/54/24 International legal standards underpinning the pillars of transitional justice
2022 A/77/162 Sustainable Development Goals and transitional justice: leaving no victim behind
2022 A/HRC/51/34 Role and responsibilities of non-state actors in transitional justice processes
2021 A/76/180 Transitional justice measures and the legacy of human rights violations in colonial contexts
  A/HRC/48/60 Accountability: Prosecuting and punishing gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law in the context of transitional justice processes
2020 A/75/174 The gender perspective in transitional justice processes
  A/HRC/45/45 Memorialisation processes in the context of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law: the fifth pillar of transitional justice
2019 A/74/147 Report on apologies for gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law
  A/HRC/42/45 Practical experiences of domestic reparation programmes
2018 A/73/336 The four main lines of engagement of the new Special Rapporteur with the General Assembly
  A/HRC/39/53 The new Special Rapporteur’s approach to the mandate and preliminary areas of interest
  A/HRC/37/65 Joint study on the contribution of transitional justice to the prevention of gross violations and abuses of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, including genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and their recurrence - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
2017 A/72/523 A comprehensive framework approach to prevention
  A/HRC/36/50 Transitional justice in weakly institutionalized post-conflict settings
  A/HRC/36/50/Add.1 Global study on transitional justice
  A/HRC/34/62 Participation of victims in transitional justice measures
2016 A/71/567 National consultations concerning the design and implementation of transitional justice measures
2015 A/HRC/30/42 Guarantees on non-recurrence
Annex: Set of general recommendations for truth commissions and archives
  A/70/438 Security sector reform, including vetting of security institutions
2014 A/HRC/27/56 Prosecutorial prioritization strategies in the aftermath of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law
  A/69/518 Reparations for gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law
2013 A/HRC/24/42 Selected challenges faced by truth commissions in transitional periods and responses to strengthen the effectiveness of those mechanisms in addressing gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law
  A/68/345 The relevance of justice and rights considerations to sustainable development
2012 A/HRC/21/46 The foundation of the mandate and the importance of a comprehensive approach that combines the elements of truth-seeking, justice initiatives, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence in a complementary and mutually reinforcing manner
  A/67/368 Ways in which the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence contribute to strengthening the rule of law