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In April 2008, FIACAT has launched, with the help of all ACATs, an international advocacy campaign aimed at states authorities to urge them to sign, ratify and implement the Convention. FIACAT makes the commitment to accompany them all along this process.

This initiative lies within the scope of the worldwide campaign of ratifications launched in October 2007 by the International Coalition Against Enforced Dispappearances (ICAED). FIACAT is a member of its steering committee.

The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance has been adopted by the General Assembly of the UN on December 20th, 2006.
It came into force on December 23th 2010 after the 20th ratification. It includes for the first time in a treaty the right of any person not to be subjected to enforced disappearance.

The Convention recognizes the right of all the persons affected by enforced disappearance to know the truth about the circumstances of this crime, the progress and results of the investigation and the fate of the disappeared person.

States that ratify the Convention commit themselves to conduct investigations to locate the disappeared person, to prosecute those responsible and to ensure reparations for survivors and their families.

- Updated list of signatures and ratifications

- UN File/ In 5 questions The international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance

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