COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

Introduction

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.  

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Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced disappearance 

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Upcoming Events

19th session (online), 7 to 25 September 2020

URGENT INFORMATION:
In line with prevailing circumstances, the 19th session of the Committee is held online. The programme of work of the session has been adapted to take into consideration the present extraordinary circumstances and can be consulted at the following link.

DIALOGUE WITH IRAQ: on 5 October and 7 October 2020, the Committee held an online dialogue with Iraq and considered the additional information submitted by the State Party under article 29 (4) of the Convention.

Joint Webinars by CED and WGEID: The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the UN Working Group on enforced and involuntary disappearances (WGEID) and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force, on 23 December 2010, of the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. In this context, the WGEID and the CED held two joint online-events on the search for victims of enforced disappearances (Part I), and on the way to tackle impunity for cases of enforced disappearance and promote victim centred approaches (Part II).


Recent Events and Developments

On 18 September 2020, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances issued Key Guidelines on Enforced Disappearances in the context of COVID 19
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18th session of the Committee: online opening. The opening address of the CED Chair (Mohammed Ayat) and of the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Branch (Ibrahim Salama), can be consulted at the following link.

Statement of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the decision of Mexico to approve the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to examine individual complaints

5th Meeting of States parties - Elections 2019

Statement of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on the Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity, adopted during the 14th session on 1 June 2018

First Conference on States Parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance on 19 December 2016


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