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Title: United Nations, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/disappear/index.htm
Description: The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) was established in 1980 by the Commission on Human Rights. "The WGEIDís mandate is to assist families in determining the fate and whereabouts of their relatives who, having disappeared, are placed outside the protection of the law. The WGEID endeavours to establish a channel of communication between the families and the Governments concerned, to ensure that individual cases which families have brought to the Groupís attention are investigated with the objective of clarifying the whereabouts of disappeared persons." (See the web site for the Working Group.)
The web site provides access to information about the Working Group, how to report a case of disappearance, procedures of the Working Group, documents, and Working Group contact information.
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Keywords: forced disappearances
kidnapping
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Site Administrator: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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