“Burundians live in fear,” UN Special Adviser tells Security Council

Many Burundians live in fear because of “widespread repression and increasing intimidation by the ruling party’s youth militia, the Imbonerakure”, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention told the Security Council

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Enforced disappearances cannot be tolerated in 21st century, Ban says on International Day

Stressing that the enforced disappearance of individuals by States constitutes an unacceptable violation of human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that the time has come for the end to this “abhorrent” practice.

Clear and firm political will crucial to prevent enforced disappearances – UN experts

A group of independent United Nations experts today called for clear and firm political will to prevent enforced disappearances, which continue to persist around the world 20 years after the adoption of a declaration aimed at eliminating this heinous practice.

Mexico: UN experts concerned over impunity in cases of enforced disappearances

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Mexican Government to develop effective measures to combat impunity in cases of enforced disappearances, which continue to take place in the country.

UN experts on enforced disappearances to review 400 cases in current session

The United Nations independent human rights experts on enforced or involuntary disappearances today started reviewing more than 400 cases, including recently submitted information on previous ones, and other communications concerning almost 40 countries.

Impunity a major issue as Mexico addresses enforced disappearances – UN experts

Impunity is still a major concern when it comes to tackling enforced disappearances in Mexico, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today as they outlined recommendations to the Government on the prevention, investigation, punishment and reparation of this crime.

UN human rights experts study more than 200 cases of forced disappearances

The United Nations human rights experts tasked with assisting families determine the fate or whereabouts of disappeared relatives examined over 200 cases during its recent session held in Mexico City, and is now conducting a mission to learn about Mexico’s efforts in dealing with the issue.