委员会报告员阿尔瓦罗•加尔塞•加西亚－桑托斯（Alvaro Garce Garcia Y Santos）介绍了本届会议的非正式报告，称在为期两周的会议中，负责审议各国落实《保护所有人免遭强迫失踪国际公约》规定情况的委员会将审议任务分配给各委员会成员，定稿并通过了一份有关与民间社会合作的文件，任命了比利时、巴拉圭和亚美尼亚的国别报告员。委员会还通过了德国和荷兰的问题清单，第六届会议将审议两国的报告。
Presenting the informal report of the fifth session, ALVARO GARCE GARCIA Y SANTOS, Committee Rapporteur, said that during this session a minute of silence was held to pay tribute to the victims of enforced disappearances. Among other things, the Committee had discussed Article 35 and its application, had distributed responsibilities among Committee Members, and had finalized and adopted the document on engagement with civil society.
In addition, Country Rapporteurs for Belgium, Paraguay and Armenia had been appointed, and it was also decided to send a note to States parties to ask them to submit reports. The sixth session would be held from 17 to 28 March in Geneva.
During this session, the Committee had adopted the concluding observations on Argentina and Spain. The lists of issues on Germany and the Netherlands were agreed. The Committee had also held a public meeting with non-governmental organizations on the process of implementation of the Convention, and had adopted in public a document on consultations with civil society.
During its sixth session, the Committee would discuss requests for urgent action, matters related to the methods of the Committee, interaction with stakeholders, ratification strategy, and other matters. It would also examine the reports of Germany and the Netherlands, and would consider a list of issues for the reports of Belgium and Paraguay and a thematic discussion on enforced disappearances and military justice.
EMMANUEL DECAUX, Chairperson of the Committee, in concluding remarks, said that the Committee had dealt with national reports, had had a constructive dialogue with Spain and Argentina, and had met with non-governmental organization representatives and other stakeholders. During this session the Committee had also held a fruitful first meeting with the representative of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions and had designated a Committee contact point, taking into account the specificities of national human rights institutions. The Committee continued to engage with civil society and had adopted a roadmap which was intended to provide clear guidance for fruitful cooperation.
In March 2014, the Committee would organize a thematic debate on the issue of military justice and enforced disappearances. An awareness seminar was scheduled to take place in Tunis in a few days, following a joint initiative of the Organisation Internationale de Francophonie and the Office of the High Commissioner. It was hoped that similar initiatives would soon follow in other regions of the world.
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