Committee on Enforced Disappearances
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.
All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented.
States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.
In accordance with article 31, a State Party may at the time of ratification of this Convention or at any time afterwards declare that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from or on behalf of individuals subject to its jurisdiction claiming to be victims of a violation by this State Party of provisions of this Convention.
The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.
RECENT SIGNATURES AND RATIFICATIONS:
On 14 May 2013, Morocco ratified the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
CALL FOR COMMENTS
Call for comments on a draft document by the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on relationship with Civil Society actors. Contributions must be sent by 15 July 2013 to email@example.com
UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS:
Fifth session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (4 to 15 November 2013), Geneva, Palais des Nations
Elections of members of the Committee (28 May 2013, UN Headquarters New York, room 6 NLB) - Webcast
Fourth session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (8 to 19 April 2013, Geneva, Palais des Nations, room XII)
Conference on the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, The Issue of a Universal and effective Implementation, on Tuesday 15 May 2012, Paris, France. Programme of the Conference E F S (PDF)
Reporting Guidelines (PDF)
Statement of CED on Treaty Bodies Strengthening
Decision of CED on Addis Ababa guidelines