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Pablo De Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence – Press Conference
28 Oct 2013 -  Mr. Pablo De Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, emphasizes in the present report to the General Assembly the relevance of justice and rights considerations to sustainable development. The report clarifies that justice, security and development cannot be promoted one at the expense of the other, either through reductionism or strict sequencing. It argues that serious human rights violations leave in their wake conditions that hamper development, including a weak sense of entitlement and deep social mistrust, in addition to undermining basic capacities constitutive of human development.

The report further argues that past development frameworks, including the Millennium Development Goals, have failed to track either existing legal obligations or popular aspirations related to justice. Indeed, the goals and indicators adopted have fostered the appearance of development success stories in societies where development is self-evidently undermined by large-scale deficits in security, justice and rights. Transitional justice measures contribute to mitigating some of these developmental blockages, in particular if a comprehensive approach is pursued.
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