Sessions of the Working Group


Sessions

The Working Group holds three sessions during the year. The Group's meetings are held in private. During the sessions, the Working Group reviews newly-submitted cases of enforced disappearances and information on previously accepted cases. In addition, the Working Group reviews general allegations, based on information from non-governmental organizations concerning reported obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The Working Group meets, during the first three days of each session, with NGOs and family members of the disappeared, as well as with representatives of governments to exchange views and information on the phenomenon of enforced disappearances. Following each session, the Working Group informs Governments, in writing, of decisions taken with regard to disappearances in their country.

Annual reports

The WGEID reports annually to the Human Rights Council on its activities, where it lists its communications with governments and NGOs, its missions, all cases of disappearance received during the year, and examines the implementation of the 1992 Declaration. View all annual reports.

General allegations

The Working Group regularly transmits to States a summary of allegations received or gathered from States, reliable sources, such as relatives of disappeared persons, or credible non-governmental organizations with regard to obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration in any State, and requests the State to comment thereon if it so wishes.

As well as being available directly below, general allegations are also reflected in the post-sessional documents of the Working Group.

Session Dates Location Post-sessional report General allegations Comments from States

125th

20-29 September 2021

 

 

 

 

124th

17-21 May 2021

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/124/1 (Advance Edited Version)

 

 

123rd

15-19 February 2021

Geneva

 A/HRC/WGEID/123/1

 

 

122nd

21-30 September 2020

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/122/1

 

 

121st

11-15 May 2020

San Jose, Costa Rica

A/HRC/WGEID/121/1

Algeria
Iraq
Saudi Arabia

 

120th

10-14 February 2020

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/121/1

Morocco
Nigeria

 

119th

16-20 September 2019

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/119/1

Brazil
China
Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

118th

13-22 May 2019

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/118/1

Bangladesh
United States of America

 

117th

11-15 February 2019

Sarajevo, BiH

A/HRC/WGEID/117/1

India
Pakistan
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

 

116th

10-14 September 2018

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/116/1

Bahrain
Libya
Turkmenistan

 

115th

23 April-2 May 2018

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/115/1

China
Thailand

 

114th

5-9 February 2018

Brussels. Belgium

A/HRC/WGEID/114/1

Algeria
Burundi
Russian Federation
Uruguay

 

113th

11-15 September 2017

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/113/1

Colombia
Egypt
Mexico
Pakistan

 

112th

8-17 May 2017

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/112/1

Kenya
Mexico
Mexico
Myanmar

 

111th

6-10 February 2017

Seoul, Republic of Korea

A/HRC/WGEID/111/1

Bangladesh
Eritrea
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

 

110th

19-23 September 2016

 

A/HRC/WGEID/110/1

 

 

109th

9-18 May 2016

 

A/HRC/WGEID/109/1

Cameroon
Egypt

 

108th

8-12 February 2016

Rabat

A/HRC/WGEID/108/1

 

 

107th

14-18 September 2015

 

A/HRC/WGEID/107/1

 

 

106th

6-15 May 2015

 

A/HRC/WGEID/106/1

El Salvador

 

105th

2-6 March 2015

Buenos Aires

A/HRC/WGEID/105/1

Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
El Salvador
Pakistan

 

104th

15-19 September 2014

 

A/HRC/WGEID/104/1

Bahrain
Kenya
Paraguay

 

103rd

7-16 May 2014

 

A/HRC/WGEID/103/1

Libya
Mexico

 

102nd

3-7 February 2014

 

A/HRC/WGEID/102/1

Sri Lanka

 

101st

4-13 November 2013

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/101/1

Colombia
Guatemala
Indonesia
Mexico
Morocco

 

100th

15-19 July 2013

New York

A/HRC/WGEID/100/1

 

 

99th

11-15 March 2013

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/99/1

India

 

98th

31 October - 9 November 2012

Geneva

A/HRC/WGEID/98/1

 

 

97th

9-13 July 2012

Geneva

A/HRC/22/45

 

 

96th

12-16 March 2012

Geneva

A/HRC/22/45

 

 

95th

1-11 November 2011

Geneva

A/HRC/19/58/Rev.1

 

 

94th

4-8 July 2011

Geneva

A/HRC/19/58/Rev.1

 

 

93rd

14-18 March 2011

Geneva

A/HRC/19/58/Rev.1

 

 

92nd

3-12 November 2010

Geneva

A/HRC/16/48

 

 

91st

22-25 June 2010

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A/HRC/16/48

 

 

90th

15-19 March 2010

Geneva

A/HRC/16/48

 

 

89th

4-13 November

Geneva

A/HRC/13/31

 

 

88th

26-28 June 200

Rabat, Morocco

A/HRC/13/31

 

 

87th

9-13 March 2009

 

A/HRC/13/31

 

 

86th

26 November - 4 December 2008

 

A/HRC/10/9

 

 

85th

24-26 July 200

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A/HRC/10/9

 

 

84th

10-14 March 2008

Geneva

A/HRC/10/9