COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

Introduction

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.  

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Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced disappearance 

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Upcoming Events

19th session (online), 7 to 25 September 2020

URGENT INFORMATION:
Following the infection of various members of the Iraqi Delegation and the quarantine required to the rest of the Delegation as a consequence, the Permanent Mission of Iraq requested the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to postpone the dialogue scheduled on 14 and 15 September 2020. The Committee thoroughly regrets this situation and wishes a prompt recovery to all affected members. The Committee is currently exploring different options to have the referred dialogue as soon as possible. The relevant information will be shared as soon as it becomes available. The public meeting scheduled on 14 September will be maintained, during which the Committee will make a public announcement about the situation faced, but the dialogue will not take place that day. The public meeting of 15 September will be replaced with a private meeting, during which the Committee will address other items of its agenda.

In line with prevailing circumstances, the 19th session of the Committee will be held online. The public meetings of the session will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/. The provisional programme of work of the session has been adapted to take into consideration the present extraordinary circumstances and can be consulted at the following link.

Recent Events and Developments

In line with precautionary measures adopted to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18th session of the Committee initially scheduled to take place in Geneva from 30 March to 9 April 2020 was opened online on 4 May 2020.The Committee then held a closed meeting, during which it adopted lists of issues related to Brazil and Panama. The 18th session was suspended and will remain open until the first day of its 19th session, to enable the Committee to adopt further documents online. You can consult the online opening. The opening address of the CED Chair (Mohammed Ayat) and of the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch (Ibrahim Salama), can be consulted at the following link.

Statement of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the decision of Mexico to approve the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to examine individual complaints

5th Meeting of States parties - Elections 2019

16th session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 8-18 April 2019

Statement of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity, adopted during the 14th session on 1 June 2018

First Conference on States Parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance on 19 December 2016


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