UN Committee to livecast tribute to victims of enforced disappearances in virtual session
29 April 2020
GENEVA (29 April 2020) - The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances will hold its upcoming session online in what will be the first complete virtual session conducted by a UN treaty body. The virtual session is an extraordinary measure to enable the Committee to continue its work during the COVID-19 pandemic to monitor the human right records of States parties.
The 18th session will begin on 4 May at 2pm Geneva time, and will be addressed, for the first time in the Committee’s history, directly by a victim of enforced disappearance. The woman, joining from Colombia, will pay tribute to all victims of enforced disappearances and share her views about the impact of the Committee’s work in her case. The opening and the victim’s testimony will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.
After that, Committee members will discuss in a closed meeting preparing for future reviews of Brazil and Panama, through the adoption of Lists of Issues.