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Every April 13, for the past 29 years, this has been the mantra of the families of those who were disappeared and went missing during Lebanon's war, which started April 13, 1975 . Every year, the families have repeated this mantra, stubbornly, defiantly, in the face of a nation deaf to the call for truth, a nation that came to be permeated then shaped by a victors' justice that left no room for any form of accountability, let alone acknowledgment. In November 2018, Parliament passed a law on the missing and disappeared, which should enable the formation of a national commission with a mandate to investigate individual cases of disappearances, locate and exhume mass graves, and enable a tracing process which potentially could bring some measure of closure to the thousands of families who have been locked in a state of frozen grief for far too many years.This would not have happened without the sustained, unrelenting pursuit of families and activists for the right to know. In 2015, the council recognized this right and called on the government to hand over to the families any investigations it had conducted in the past.
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