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

INFORMATION:
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, no in-person events can be carried out for the time being. The 18th session and the 19th session of the Committee were held online. The modalities of the 20th session, to be held from 12 to 23 April 2021, will be specified on this webpage as soon as the relevant information is available.

Recent Events and Developments

Joint Webinars by CED and WGEID: The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the UN Working Group on enforced and involuntary disappearances (WGEID) and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force, on 23 December 2010, of the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. In this context, the WGEID and the CED hold two joint online-events on the search for victims of enforced disappearances (Part I), and on the way to tackle impunity for cases of enforced disappearance and promote victim centred approaches (Part II) that can be still be viewed through the indicated hyperlinks.

Guidelines: 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 19
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Dialogue with Iraq: on 5 October and 7 October 2020, the Committee hold an online dialogue with Iraq and considered the additional information submitted by the State Party under article 29 (4) of the Convention.

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