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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

By United Nations international observance

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims at…

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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

By United Nations international observance

“On this day, I urge States to adopt measures to promote truth, justice and reparations for victims, which is so crucial to ensuring that gross human rights violations are not repeated. Let us all do more to protect human rights and human dignity.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero Photo: © Carlos Reyes Manzo/APA On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed24 March as the International Day for the Right to…

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