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Title: International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/disappearance-convention.htm
http://untreaty.un.org/English/Osignature.asp
http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/RES/61/177
Conclusion Date: 2006-12-20
Description: The Convention was adopted during the sixty-first session of the General Assembly but is not yet in force. The convention delineates the obligations of state parties regarding " the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law" (Art. 1). "The widespread or systematic use of enforced disappearance is further defined as a crime against humanity in Article 6."
Legal Citation: A/RES/61/177; 14 IHRR 582 (2007)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Including Genocide
Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Keywords: human rights
torture
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org
Site Administrator: OHCHR
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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