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New Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice in the UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council has established a mandate for a Special Rapporteur to promote "truth, justice and reparation and to guarantee non-recurrence". The position will be oriented at informing the Council about the situation of certain countries, normative frameworks and national practices related with transitional justice which deal with massive and serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. It will also provide guidelines on assistance to affected countries. The Resolution was presented by 75 members of the Council and adopted by consensus. A candidate to fill the position will be announced soon.