International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March | United Nations

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero Photo: © Carlos Reyes Manzo/APA

The United Nations observes the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims every year on 24th March. This is the date that, in 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was assassinated while he celebrated Mass.

 

This day was proclaimed by the UN in 2010 to honour the victims of human rights violations, pay tribute to those who have given their lives to protect human rights, and in particular to recognise the work and values of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who promoted the nonviolence and the protection of human dignity and lives.

 

For more information about International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims and Archbishop Oscar Romero:

 

Source: International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March

Justice, Ecology and Development Office © 2014 Frontier Theme