Justice is crucial to recognizing victims as citizens. And citizens living in dignity shouldn’t have to beg for rights, they are owed rights.
"The minute you forget about justice, anywhere in the world, that’s the beginning of the breakdown of society."
"Had the transition process ended with impunity, it would be the victory of those who committed the worst atrocities."
"Issues of human rights violations, corruption, and other abuses of authority don't disappear by decree, amnesty, or official neglect. These violations tore the very fabric of society; transitional justice seeks to heal this."
"Fighting against impunity is the job of anyone who claims to contribute to a better society... we are obliged to restore the dignity of victims by helping them find out what happened, and putting those who committed barbaric acts in their proper place in history."
“When horrific stories of the past are not given space in our public consciousness, they fester and spill into the next generation.”
“If the crimes of the past are not treated justly, and if we do not implement justice today, as we have not, we will not have a just society tomorrow either.”
"What sort of peace is expected by sacrificing the truth and justice of thousands of victims’ families?"
"If you do not have justice and people do not feel that their grievances have been dealt with, it is extremely difficult to get serious reconciliation."
"Peace cannot exist in a vacuum. Bringing those with the highest responsibility to account will bring stability; citizens will respect the law more if they see that the law can be applied equally to everyone."