GENEVA (19 November 2018) — The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has published its findings on Japan and Portugal, and issued follow-up observations on Mexico. The three States were examined during the Committee’s latest session, which was held from 5 to 16 November in Geneva.
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 may be found on-line on the Committee Web page for the session.
During its session, the Committee also adopted draft guiding principles on the search and the location of the disappeared person and decided to open a period of consultation with all stakeholders, with a view to a formal adoption in April 2019.
The draft guiding principles will be available shortly on the Committee's webpage.
The next session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will take place from 8 to 18 April 2019 to review the reports of Chile, Italy and Peru.
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