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 13 December 2012, Bosnia and Herzegovina made a declaration under article 31 and article 32 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, accepting the competence of the Committee.
- On 27 November 2012, Samoa ratified the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
- On 4 October 2012, Mauritania ratified the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
- On 26 September 2012, Peru ratified the International Convention for 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:
Elections of members of the Committee (28 May 2013, UN Headquarters New York, room 6 NLB)
Fifth session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (4 to 15 November 2013), Geneva, Palais des Nations
Fourth session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (8 to 19 April 2013, Geneva, Palais des Nations, room XII)
Joint Statement of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on the occasion of their second annual meeting
Statement by the Chairperson of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the occasion of the event "20 years of the Declaration: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Exploring best practices and challenges to protect women from enforced disappearance and its impact", organized by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (Geneva, 30-31 October 2012).
Presentation of the Chairperson of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances before the General Assembly (25 October 2012) - Webcast
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)
Opening statement of the President of CED
Reporting Guidelines (PDF)
Statement of CED on Treaty Bodies Strengthening
Decision of CED on Addis Ababa guidelines