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Truth, impunity and future security

"A people’s knowledge of the history of its oppression is part of its heritage. Knowing the truth allows victims and relatives to gain a sense of closure, some restoration of dignity and receive acknowledgement of their suffering.

"The truth is a tool to combat impunity. It is a tool for justice. And it is a vital step in preventing a recurrence of the events that led to the violations."

- Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. See her full statement here.

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