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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Mali, Czech Republic and Uruguay

09 September 2022

GENEVA (9 September 2022)- The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will hold its upcoming session from 12 to 23 September, during which it will review Mali, the Czech Republic and Uruguay.

The session will begin on 12 September at 10:00 am Geneva time with a public meeting. During a tribute to victims of enforced disappearances, the opening will feature the testimony of a victim of enforced disappearance from Sri Lanka.

Mali, the Czech Republic and Uruguay are among the 68 States parties to the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 10 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention as well as the Committee's previous recommendations.

The CED, which has received the respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the three State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:

Mali
12 September 15:00-18:00
13 September 10:00-13:00

Czech Republic
13 September 15:00-18:00
14 September 10:00-13:00

Uruguay
15 September 15:00-18:00

The above public dialogues will be held in the First Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva. All public meetings are open to the press and livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and the full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

After the session, the Committee will hold a press conference in Geneva on 27 September at 4 pm Geneva time to present its findings on the above three countries.

Background

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances monitors States parties’ adherence to the International 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.

For more information and media registration to attend public meetings, please contact:
Vivian Kwok at +41 (0) 22 917 9362 / [email protected] or the UN Human Rights Office Media Section at +41 (0) 22 928 9855 / [email protected]

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