A/HRC/RES/54/8 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 12 October 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fourth session 11 September–13 October 2023 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 11 October 2023 54/8. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 8 June 1977, and other relevant international human rights law and international humanitarian law instruments, Reaffirming also the significance of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and recalling in this regard the Convention on the NonApplicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity as effective international instruments for the prevention and punishment of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Recalling the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 61/177 of 20 December 2006, in which article 24, paragraph 2, sets out the right of victims to know the truth regarding the circumstances of the enforced disappearance, the progress and results of the investigation and the fate of the disappeared person, and sets forth State party obligations to take appropriate measures in this regard, and in the preamble reaffirms the right to freedom to seek, receive and impart information to that end, Recalling also the set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity,1 and the updated version of those principles,2 Recalling further General Assembly resolution 60/147 of 16 December 2005, in which the Assembly adopted the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law, 1 2 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/20/Rev.1, annex II. E/CN.4/2005/102/Add.1. GE.23-19770(E)

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