Platform participates in consultation with UN Special Rapporteur

Berlin, 15 May 2014.  The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Mr Pablo de Greiff is conducting a series of regional consultations in order to reach out to all relevant stakeholders. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has been invited to participate in the regional consultation for Europe and North America at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 14-15 May 2014. Managing Director Neela Winkelmann presented some of the issues which the Platform is working on: justice for the crimes of Communism and the Declaration 2012, as well as the need for international protection of archives harbouring information on human rights violations.

Mr de Greiff can make recommendations concerning, i.a., judicial and non-judicial measures in the design and implementation of strategies, policies and measures for addressing gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law. In his work, the Special Rapporteur follows a victim-centred approach.

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