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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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Recent Events and Developments

In line with precautionary measures adopted to face the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18th session of the Committee initially scheduled to take place in Geneva from 30 March to 9 April 2020 was opened online on 4 May 2020.The Committee then held a closed meeting, during which it adopted lists of issues related to Brazil and Panama. The 18th session was suspended and will remain open until the first day of its 19th session, to enable the Committee to adopt further documents online. You can consult the 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 here.
The examination of States’ reports and other activities initially scheduled at the 18th session were postponed to the 19th session.

5th Meeting of States parties - Elections 2019

16th session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 8-18 April 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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