Nov. 23: International Day against Impunity

I will just let the organizers explain the day. No comment is really needed.

WHAT IS IMPUNITY?

The International Day to End Impunity is a call to action to demand justice for those who have been killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression and shed light on the issue of impunity.

Every day around the world journalists, musicians, artists, politicians, and free expression advocates are being silenced, often with no investigation or consequences to their persecutors.

WHO ARE WE?

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) is a global network of organizations working to defend and promote the right to freedom of expression.

WHY A DAY?

Impunity has always been ranked as a top priority for IFEX members. So it came as no surprise that at the 2011 IFEX Strategy Conference in Beirut, Lebanon, IFEX members announced they were joining forces to launch the first ever International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, the anniversary of the single deadliest attack on journalists in recent history: the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines.

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One response to “Nov. 23: International Day against Impunity

  1. Victor shamola

    Impunity is an obstacle in third world countries especially under the ideology of democracy with it’s political instability. A case of kenya during post election violence.

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