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UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to review Cambodia, Burkina Faso and Honduras

16 February 2024

GENEVA (16 February 2024) - The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) will hold its upcoming session from 19 February to 1 March, during which it will review Cambodia, Burkina Faso and Honduras.

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 Colombia.

Cambodia, Burkina Faso and Honduras are among the 72 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 Committee, which has received respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organisations, will discuss a range of issues with the three State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:

Cambodia
19 February 15:00 – 18:00
20 February 10:00 – 13:00

Burkina Faso 
20 February 15:00 – 18:00
21 February 10:00 – 13:00

Honduras
26 February 15:00 – 18:00

Public reviews on Cambodia and Burkina Faso will be held in the First Floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson, Geneva. The review on Honduras will take place in Room XXIII, 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.

For media accreditation:
Please apply online or contact [email protected]

Accredited media to attend public meetings in Palais Wilson, please register with:
Vivian Kwok at [email protected] 
UN Human Rights Office Media Section at [email protected]

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.

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