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GENEVA (June 4, 2018) — The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from May 22 to June 1: Albania, Austria, and Honduras.
The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, highlight matters of concern and make recommendations.
The reports, officially known as concluding observations, may be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1152&Lang=en
During its session, the Committee also adopted a statement on the draft articles on crimes against humanity prepared by the International Law Commission. The document may be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT%2fCED%2fSTA%2f14%2f27312&Lang=en
The next session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will be from November 5 to 16 to review Japan and Portugal. More information may be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1154&Lang=en
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Members of CED are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. More information on the Committee here.
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