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Sessions of the Working Group


Sessions and Annual Report

The Working Group holds three sessions during the year. The Group's meetings are held in private. During the session, 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. The WGEID reports annually to the Human Rights Council on its activities, informing also on its communications with governments and NGOs, its missions, all cases of disappearance received during the year, and the implementation of the 1992 Declaration.

Coming sessions

Sessions for 2014

104th session: 15-19 September 2014
103rd session: 7 - 16 May 2014
102nd session: 3 - 7 February 2014

Sessions for 2013

99th session: 11 - 15 March 2013, Geneva.
100th session: 15 - 19 July 2013, New York
101th session: 4 - 13 November 2013, Geneva

Sessions for 2012:

96th session: 12 - 16 March 2012, Geneva.
97th session: 9 - 13 July 2012, Geneva.
98th session: 31 October - 9 November 2012, Geneva.

Previous sessions

Sessions for 2011:

93rd session: 14 - 18 March 2011, Geneva
94th session: 4 - 8 July 2011, Geneva
95th session: 1 - 11 November 2011, Geneva

Sessions for 2010:

90th session: 15 - 19 March 2010, Geneva
91st session: 22 - 25 June 2010, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
92nd session: 3 - 12 November 2010, Geneva

Sessions for 2009:

87th session: 9 - 13 March 2009
88th session: 26 - 28 June 2009, Rabat, Morroco
89th session: 4-13 November, Geneva

Sessions for 2008:

84th session: 10-14 March, Geneva
85th session: 24 to 26 July 2008. Buenos Aires, Argentina
86th session: 26 November to 4 December 2008