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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Mexico, Armenia and Serbia

GENEVA (26 January 2015) – Mexico, Armenia and Serbia are due to be reviewed for the first time by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), which is meeting in Geneva from 2 to 13 February.  

The Committee, which is composed of 10 international independent human rights experts, monitors implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. Mexico, Serbia and Armenia are among the current 44 States Parties to the Convention and so are required to submit a report for review to the Committee.

The sessions will be as follows (local Geneva time):

Mexico: 11:30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00 on 2 February; 10:00 - 13:00 on 3 February
Armenia: 15:00 to 18:00 on 3 February; 10:00 to 13:00 on 4 February
Serbia: 15:00 to 18:00 on 4 February; from 10:00 to 13:00 on 5 February
Location: Ground Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva

The Committee will hold constructive dialogues with the respective State delegations and also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions. More information, including the reports by Mexico, Armenia and Serbia, the preliminary lists of the issues raised, and the written replies by the States parties, which form the basis of the dialogue, can be found at: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=972&Lang=en

The CED will publish its concluding observations here on Friday 13 February.  A news conference to discuss the Committee’s views is scheduled for 13 February at 13:15, Press Room 1, Palais des Nations, Geneva. 

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To find out more about the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, please visit:            
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CED/Pages/CEDIndex.aspx

For more information and media requests, please contact Liz Throssell - +41 (0) 22 917 9466/
ethrossell@ohchr.org

To request an interview with a Committee member, please contact Maria Giovanna Bianchi - +41 (0) 22 917 9189/ ced@ohchr.org)

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