TRUTH NOW is a nongovernmental organization which was founded in 2007 by a group of concerned lawyers in Cyprus.
The objects of TRUTH NOW are multifaceted. It seeks to ascertain in every way the fate of the missing persons, or of persons who either passed away or whose traces were lost or whose fate is unknown, during the inter-communal troubles between the two communities of Cyprus and during the Turkish invasion of 1974.
Furthermore, this NGO intends to do its utmost in order to contribute to the ascertainment of the facts in relation to possible violations of basic human rights during the aforementioned period. In relation to this, our organisation wishes to act as a pressure group to the International or Cypriot public opinion, Governments, legislative bodies, religious organisations or Churches and, in general, to any organisations or civil or political groups which could achieve or contribute to the achievement of all or any of the objects of the organisation.
TRUTH NOW plans to organise speeches, workshops, seminars, conferences and informational campaigns and meetings to grant services concerning the objects of the organisation.
TRUTH NOW is engaged in documenting human rights violations with regard to missing and disappeared persons and in establishing transitional justice mechanisms which will provide reparations and guarantees of non repetition. In connection to this, TRUTH NOW is lobbying for the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons against Enforced Disappearance.
Our organisation believes that Truth is owed to the victims, their relatives and to the society as a whole, irrespective of the ethnic origin of the persons involved.