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NEWMAN-PONT, Vivian. TRUE OR FALSE (IS THE INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO THE TRUTH HARD-LAW?). Int. Law: Rev. Colomb. Derecho Int. [online]. 2009, n.14, pp. 43-69. ISSN 1692-8156.
This paper intends to contribute to understand if "the right to the truth" is per se legally binding and carries with it the correlative and autonomous obligation which if unfulfilled will create a consequence under international law or if it has no independence. The reflection is based on the evolution of the right to the truth and the consideration of the right to the truth as part of the international sources of law under the traditional, and for some, restrictive vision listed in the main sources of article 38 of the Statue of the International Court of Justice, ICJ. To obtain this outcome, previous certain introductory elements, I will try to analyze in a first part the historical origin and evolution of the right to the truth in its different dimensions and materializations so that, in a second part I can analyze its autonomous normative strength under the discussion of Soft-Law and traditional sources of international law.
Keywords : The right to the truth; Hard-Law; Soft-Law; Formal Sources of international law and Human Rights; Right to the truth; History; International Law; Sources; Human Rights; Sources; Derecho a la verdad; derecho internacional imperativo; derecho blando; fuentes formales del derecho internacional y Derechos Humanos; Derecho a la verdad; Historia, Derecho internacional; fuentes; Derechos humanos - fuentes.