Convention against Enforced Disappearances enters into force, Switzerland takes its time
Enforced disappearances constitute not only grave violations of human rights but are also international crimes. The arrest, the detention or the abduction of a person, when not acknowledged by the State, terribly affects the relatives who remain in the dark about the fate of their loved one and fear the worst. On 23 December 2010, a new step has been taken in the struggle against this scourge.
For more, please see the press release in French or German, as it has not been translated into English.
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