COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
The first Conference of the States parties to the International Convention for the Protection of all from Enforced Disappearance was held on 19 December 2016 at 10:00 am, in Palais des Nations, Conference room XX, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Conference of States parties was convened in compliance with article 27 of the International Convention for the Protection of all from Enforced Disappearance which reads; “A Conference of the States Parties will take place at the earliest four years and at the latest six years following the entry into force of this Convention to evaluate the functioning of the Committee and to decide, in accordance with the procedure described in article 44, paragraph 2, whether it is appropriate to transfer to another body - without excluding any possibility - the monitoring of this Convention, in accordance with the functions defined in articles 28 to 36”.
The Conference of States parties adopted by consensus the following decision:
“The Conference of States parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance decides that the Committee on Enforced Disappearances continue to monitor the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in accordance with the functions defined in articles 28 to 36.”
The recording of the first Conference of States parties, in its entirety, can be watched on the United Nations Web TV from the following
Opening Statement by the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Representatives of States parties to the Convention delivered the following statements
Representative of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances delivered the following statement
Representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross delivered the following statement
Representative of the Global Alliance on National Human Rights Institutions delivered the following statement
Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations delivered the following statements
Functioning of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Provisional Rules of Procedure