COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

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 “We need your support, and hope to see our dreams coming true”
“We need your support, and hope to see our dreams coming true”
Amina Masood’s husband was forcibly disappeared in Pakistan in July 2005. Sixteen years later, she is still searching for answers.
15 September 2021
Experts: Urgent Action can help save lives
Experts: Urgent Action can help save lives
“The three days that my enforced disappearance lasted were eternal for me and my family,” Reyna Patricia Ambros Zapatero, a survivor of a kidnapping told the Committee on Enforced Disappearances. “Unfortunately...[around the world] there are thousands of disappeared people who have not been as lucky as me. I admire the constant struggle of their families and friends who search for them every day.”
7 May 2021
Convention helps bring justice and focus to the disappeared
Convention helps bring justice and focus to the disappeared
Disappearances are one of the issues at the heart of international human rights. Since the entry into force of the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance ten years ago, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances has carried out sustained dialogues with States, family members, civil society organizations and others to highlight the continuing threat of this crime.
23 December 2020
UN virtual meeting gives victims chance to be heard
UN virtual meeting gives victims chance to be heard
The testimony from a woman whose son has been missing more than five years featured at the opening of 18th session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances. In the first of its kind, the Committee hosted a virtual meeting, which was broadcast online.
6 May 2020
A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance
A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance
Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the UN urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated from their loved ones.
20 February 2017
The UN was a refuge, veteran campaigner says
The UN was a refuge, veteran campaigner says
Human rights campaigner Estela de Carlotto called the United Nations a refuge for herself and her organization during its more than 30-year struggle. The organization, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, is an Argentina-based NGO that works to locate and reunite children, taken from disappeared parents during the dictatorship, with remaining family.
2 October 2014
Enforced Disappearances:  progress and challenges in South America
Enforced Disappearances: progress and challenges in South America
To pay tribute to those who have disappeared, as well to their families and friends, the United Nations proclaimed 30 August as the UN International Day of the Disappeared.
31 August 2012
Stand Up for the victims of enforced disappearance

Stand up for the victims of enforced disappearance: Time to ratify the Convention! 

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