International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims: 24 March
United Nations has recognised March 24 to be observed as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims every year.
The day aims to pay tribute to those who have devoted their lives or lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all
The day proclaimed by the United Nations in December 2010, to say no to all forms of violence, injustice and oppression against humanity.
24 March was chosen in memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.