2019 report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Published
30 July 2019
Author
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Presented
At the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council


Summary

Since its inception in 1980, the Working Group has transmitted a total of 57,891 cases to 108 States. The number of cases under active consideration that have not yet been clarified, closed or discontinued stands at 45,811 in a total of 92 States.

During the reporting period, 406 cases were clarified. The present report reflects the activities of and communications and cases examined by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 3 May 2018 to 22 May 2019. A summary of the decisions on individual cases taken by the Working Group and communications transmitted to the States concerned during the reporting period is presented in section III.

During the period under review, the Working Group held three sessions: the 116th session, from 10 to 14 September 2018 (A/HRC/WGEID/116/1); the 117th session, from 11 to 15 February 2019 (A/HRC/WGEID/117/1); and the 118th session, from 13 to 22 May 2019 (A/HRC/WGEID/118/1). The reports on the sessions should be considered complements to the present report.