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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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Upcoming Events

Joint Webinar by CED/WGEID/ICAED on Sharing experiences and positive outcomes of actions taken to promote the ratification of the Convention and way forward on Wednesday 3 March 2021 from 3pm to 5 pm (Geneva Time).

20th session (online): The 20th session of the Committee is scheduled from 12 to 23 April 2021.

As indicated on the webpage of the Session, the current agenda of the session Committee includes the following activities (agenda subject to changes depending on the evolution of the prevailing circumstances related to the COVID 19 pandemic):

  • Examination of initial reports under article 29(1) of the Convention: Switzerland and Mongolia
  • Examination of additional information under article 29(4) of the Convention: Colombia (dialogue), France (desk review), Spain (desk review)
  • List of Issues in the Absence of a Report: Zambia

Details on how to contribute to the work of the Committee and deadlines for written contributions are available in the “Information note for Victims, Civil Society Organizations and NHRIs”.


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 Part II.

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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