International crimes violate the most fundamental rights of their victims and of the international community at large. These include war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, enforced disappearance and torture.
States have the obligation to investigate these crimes and prosecute those responsible. They also have the duty to guarantee access to truth, justice and reparation for the victims.
Only the fight against impunity for these crimes can guarantee they are not repeated in the future, while strengthening citizen trust in public institutions and the rule of law.