UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands and Nigeria
08 September 2023
GENEVA (8 September 2023) - The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will hold its upcoming session from 11 to 29 September, during which it will review Mauritania, Mexico, Netherlands and Nigeria and adopt its guidance on enforced disappearances in the context of migration.
The session will begin with a public meeting, including a space of tribute to victims of enforced disappearance, featuring the testimony of a victim from Sudan.
The Committee, which has received respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organisations, will discuss a range of issues with the four State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:
11 September 15:00 – 18:00
12 September 10:00 – 13:00
13 September 15:00 – 18:00
14 September 15:00 – 18:00
15 September 10:00 – 13:00
18 September 10:00 – 13:00
19 September 10:00 – 13:00
In addition to country reviews, the Committee will adopt authoritative guidance, formally known as General Comment, to clarify and underscore States parties’ responsibility in protecting migrants from enforced disappearance while on their migration route.
The above public dialogues and events will be held in the First Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva, and Palais des Nations. All public meetings are open to accredited 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.