2017 Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

31 July 2017
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
To the 36th session of the Human Rights Council


In this report, the Working Group provides information on activities carried out and communications and cases examined from 19 May 2016 to 17 May 2017. The report includes a section with the main findings and observations on the issue of enforced disappearances in the context of migration, the subject of a thematic study submitted as an addendum to this report (see A/HRC/36/39/Add.2).

A summary of the decisions on individual cases taken by the Working Group and communications transmitted to the States concerned during the reporting period is presented in a table (see section III).

During the period under review, the Working Group held three sessions: its 110th session, from 19 to 23 September 2016 (see A/HRC/WGEID/110/1); its 111th session, from 6 to 10 February 2017 (see A/HRC/WGEID/111/1); and its 112th session, from 8 to 17 May 2017 (see A/HRC/WGEID/112/1). The reports on the sessions should be considered complements to the present report.