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Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group to review in Geneva more than 950 cases from 36 countries

GENEVA (20 April 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will hold its 115th session in Geneva from 23 April to 2 May 2018 to examine more than 950 cases from 36 countries.

The Group - composed of five independent human rights experts - will also meet relatives of those who have disappeared, State authorities from different countries, civil society representatives and other stakeholders to exchange information on individual cases and on the persistent trend of the phenomenon of enforced disappearances.

The Working Group will, in addition, discuss internal matters and future activities, including its planned visits for 2018. The experts will also examine allegations received regarding obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The Working Group’s meetings are held in private.

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