While egypt’s national security agency targets perceived muslim brotherhood supporters, secular activists are also becoming major targets.
In international human rights law, a forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party with the authorization, support, or acquiescence of a state or political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person's fate and whereabouts, with the intent of placing the victim outside the protection of the law. Few countries in the world can rival sri lanka’s legacy on enforced disappearance simply defined, an ‘enforced disappearance’ takes place when an agent of the state takes a person into custody, and subsequently refuses to disclose the fate or whereabouts of that person.
Enforced disappearances enforced disappearances was first recognized as a human rights problem in the 1970s, when human rights lawyers in chile noted that some of the prisoners they were representing had dropped from sight and contact even though ostensibly they continued to be held in custody by chilean security forces.
Announcement please join the tom lantos human rights commission for a briefing on the problem of forced disappearance in mexico, including recommendations for prevention, investigation and prosecution of the crime.
The international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance (icpped) is an international human rights instrument of the united nations and intended to prevent forced disappearance defined in international law, crimes against humanity. Human rights watch on saturday urged dubai authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a princess and daughter of the ruler, saying her case could constitute enforced disappearance. Determined to prevent enforced disappearances and to combat impunity for the crime of enforced disappearance, considering the right of any person not to be subjected to enforced disappearance, the right of victims to justice and to reparation.
Enforced disappearances some men arrive they force their way into a family’s home, rich or poor, house, hovel or hut, in a city or in a village, anywhere they come at any time of the day or night, usually in plain clothes, sometimes in uniform, always carrying weapons.