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11 Nov 2014
Gathering and keeping records of possible crimes committed from an early stage can be essential for obtaining justice in the future.
That’s according to Adama Dieng, the Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.
He was speaking on the margins of Tuesday’s debate on the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) records.
The Commission played a vital role in preparing the ground work for the war crimes trials that followed the Second World War.
Mr Dieng said its work is also significant in relation to the situation of conflicts that the world is witnessing today.
“Take South Sudan or Central African Republic or the situation prevailing in Iraq in which atrocity crimes are being committed. In the midst of the situation, we do not expect records or archives to be a priority of those whose main preoccupation is to survive. However, these records play a critical role when determining the facts and moving towards transitional justice processes in the future.”
The Special Advisor added that these records would be essential for obtaining justice and reconciliation in the future.
Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.