强迫失踪问题委员会将于2013年4月8-19日举行第四届会议(部分翻译)

背景文件

2013年4月4日

负责审议各国如何落实《保护所有人免遭强迫失踪国际公约》条款的强迫失踪问题委员会将于于2013年4月8-19日在日内瓦万国宫举行第四届会议。

委员会将在4月8日上午10点的会议开幕式上召开公共会议,听取联合国人权事务高级专员代表的声明,随后交换意见,通过议程,并为强迫失踪的遇难者默哀一分钟。

委员会将于2013年4月9日(周二)下午和4月10日(周三)上午审议乌拉圭的报告(CED/C/URY/1)。委员会还将于2013年4月11日(周四)下午和4月12日(周五)上午审议法国的报告(CED/C/FRA/1)

在闭幕会议上,委员会将继续讨论公约第十六条之下的不驱回、驱逐和引渡原则。在届会期间,委员会还将与各个国家、相关联合国机构、专门机构、政府间组织和国家人权机构以及非政府组织召开会议。

Further information on the Committee and the session can be found at this link.

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances is the monitory body which oversees the implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which entered into force on 23 December 2010. Since the last session of the Committee Samoa ratified the Convention, thus bringing the number of State parties to 37. They are: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Germany, Honduras, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Uruguay and Zambia.

The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance states that no one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance. The Convention contains a universally agreed definition of enforced disappearance as “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”. The main goals of the Convention are to hold States responsible for the protection of persons from enforced disappearances by defeating impunity, to prevent new cases of enforced disappearances and to guarantee the right to the truth and to obtain reparation of both the disappeared and their families.

The members of the Committee are Mohammed Al-Obaidi (Iraq), Mamadou Badio Camara (Senegal), Emmanuel Decaux (France), Alvaro Garcé Garcia Y Santos (Uruguay), Luciano Hazan (Argentina), Rainer Huhle (Germany), Suela Janina (Albania), Juan José Lopez Ortega (Spain), Enoch Mulembe (Zambia) and Kimio Yakushiji (Japan).


Programme of Work (public meetings)

Monday, 8 April

10 a.m. Opening of session
Statement from High Commissioner Navi Pillay or her representative, exchange of views, adoption of agenda

Tuesday, 9 April

3 p.m. Consideration of the report of Uruguay (CED/C/URY/1)

Wednesday, 10 April

10 a.m. Consideration of the report of Uruguay (continued)


Thursday, 11 April

3 p.m. Consideration of the report of France (CED/C/FRA/1)


Friday, 12 April

10 a.m. Consideration of the report of France (continued)

Wednesday, 17 April

5 p.m. Meeting with National Human Rights Institutions to discuss methodology of engagement


Friday, 19 April

4 p.m. Adoption of the report of the session
Closing of the session.

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