The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has concluded its 108th session in Rabat, Morocco
During the session, the task force of five experts examined several cases from over 40 countries. Using a UN criteria, the group exchanged information on individual cases and discussed thematic issues related to enforced disappearances.
“We can say that are improvements in many countries including Morocco, there are no more enforced disappearances taking place here than in other parts of the world. But it’s a global phenomenon we discussed more than 200 cases of new enforced disappearances in September of last year that’s very worrisome,’‘ Chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Ariel Dulitzky said.
In many countries there is no proper investigation of cases of enforced disappearances from the past
‘‘In many countries there is no proper investigation of cases of enforced disappearances from the past,” he added.
Established by the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1980, the five-member working group’s aim is to assist families in determining the whereabouts of missing relatives.
The Working Group also monitors the progress of countries in fulfilling their obligations deriving from the declaration on the protection of persons from enforced disappearances.