“Disappearances” and political killings: human rights crisis of the 1990s: a manual for action (pre-publication version) – Chapter G-6: Action through the United Nations and regional institutions

Index Number: ACT 33/006/1993

This chapter of a forthcoming major AI report, together with Chapter G-2, shows how the UN and other intergovernmental organizations approach the problem of “disappearances” and extrajudicial executions, and examines the international human rights standards and the procedures and mechanisms for action. It focuses on the UN Commission on Human Rights, UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, UN Working Group on Disappearances, UN Special Rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions, Human Rights Committee, UN Centre for Human Rights, procedures for sending complaints of “disappearances” and extrajudicial executions to the UN, human rights monitoring operations and action through the regional intergovernmental institutions.

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