A crucial opportunity to end enforced disappearance

Index Number: IOR 51/055/2007

The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Convention against Enforced Disappearance) was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2006. Amnesty International, together with the other members of the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances, calls on all states to ratify the new UN convention. This Convention is one of the strongest human rights treaties ever adopted by the UN. Key to this is the definition of enforced disappearance, the Convention’s universal jurisdiction, its provisions for reparations and implementation. This document also includes illustrative examples of enforced disappearances.

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