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The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance by the States parties.

The Committee and its Secretariat work daily to support victims, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and States to search for and locate disappeared persons, eradicate, punish and prevent this crime, and repair the damage suffered by the victims.

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State parties reporting

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All States parties must report on the measures they take to protect the rights of disappeared persons and their relatives.

Reporting guidelines
Calendar of country reviews & documentation deadlines
Country-specific information overview
About States parties reports for CED
Status of reports by country (Excel)

View the database of progress reports by one or more of these criteria.

Contact information

Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)
Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson - 52, rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @UNTreatyBodies

For Urgent Actions:
CED secretariat
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
Email: [email protected]

For individual complaints:
Petitions Section
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

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Status of ratifications

To date, 72 of the 193 UN Member States have ratified the Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The most recent accessions or ratifications of the Convention are by Maldives (2023), Republic of Korea (2023), Cabo Verde (2022), Luxembourg (2022), Croatia (2022) and Denmark (2022).

CED ratification, including all declarations and reservations

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