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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Chile, Italy, and Peru

GENEVA (8 April 2019) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will meet in Geneva from 8 to 18 April 2019 to review Chile, Italy, and Peru. 

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. The above States are among the 59 that have ratified the Convention and so are required to submit a report for review by the Committee.

The meetings will take place in the first floor conference room at Palais Wilson, Geneva, and the complete schedule of meetings is available on-line.

The recommended hashtag for the meetings will be #CED16 and the sessions will also be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org/live/

Committee members will discuss a range of issues relating to implementation of the Convention with the respective State delegations, and also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions. More information is available on the Committee’s Web page for the session.

The Committee is scheduled to publish its findings on 23 April, 2019.

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For media requests please contact Julia Grønnevet in Geneva by e-mail to jgronnevet@ohchr.org or by phone at (+41) (0) 22 917 9310. 

Further information is available regarding media accreditation.

Background

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The Committee is made up of 10 members who 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. Learn more with our animations on the Treaty Body system and on the Committee on Enforced Disappearances!

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