Recent Events and Developments
TIME TO ACT (Video) : “No State, be it in the North, South, East or West, is immune from the risk and corrosive effects of enforced disappearance.” The Committee on Enforced Disappearances and its Secretariat work daily to support victims, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and States to eradicate and prevent this heinous crime. Universalizing the Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance must be a pressing priority for all.
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances has the honour to welcome its new member, Mr. Matar Diop. In compliance with article 26(5) of the Convention, Mr. Diop has been appointed by Senegal and approved by States parties to replace Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Coulibaly who resigned on 16 October 2020.
19th session (online): The Committee closed its
19th session on 25 November 2020. The
public closing meeting and a
summary of the session are available online. During this session, the Committee held the first ever online dialogue with a State party on
5 October and
7 October 2020, to examine the additional information submitted by Iraq under article 29(4) of the Convention.
Joint Webinars by CED and WGEID: The Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary disappearances (WGEID) held
two joint online-events that can still be viewed online:
Part I and
: On 18 September 2020, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances issued
Key Guidelines on Enforced Disappearances in the context of COVID 19English