SRSG Tanin reiterates need to balance freedom of expression with political responsibility

SRSG Tanin expresses serious concern at attempts to distort painful historical events. He also 
emphasizes in the strongest terms the imperative need for an independent judiciary free from political and/or ethnic bias. He recalls the paramount importance of the right to freedom of opinion and expression as set forth in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and notes that this powerful right should not be counter to the political responsibility of officials to pursue discourse that furthers mutual trust and respect.