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Title: Declaration on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/disappearance.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/h4dpaped.htm
Description: "The Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 47/133 of 18 December 1992, states that enforced disappearances occur when persons are arrested, detained or abducted against their will or otherwise deprived of their liberty by officials of different branches or levels of Government or by organized groups or private individuals acting on behalf of, or with the support, direct or indirect, consent or acquiescence of the Government, followed by a refusal to disclose the fate or whereabouts of the persons concerned or a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of their liberty, which places such persons outside the protection of the law. Enforced disappearance when 'committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack' has been defined as a crime against humanity in article 7 (1) (i) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court." (See Working Group web site.)
Legal Citation: GA res. 47/133, 47 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 207, UN Doc. A/47/49 (1992)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment, & Disappearance
Keywords: forced disappearances
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Spanish
Document Creator: UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
wgeid@ohchr.org
Site Administrator: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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