Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Asian Legal Resource Centre, Asian Federation against Enforced Disappearances, International Commission of Jurists,
International Federation for Human Rights, International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances, Asociación Española para el Derecho Humano a la Paz, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Justicia Internacional y Derechos Humanos and Fédération Internationale de l’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture
Cordially invite you to join the discussion on
The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances:
The Problem of Continuing Impunity
March 9, 2011,
Room XXVII Palais des Nations, Geneva
at 15 – 18h
The crises of impunity caused by the widespread use of enforced disappearances coupled with state efforts to prevent remedies and shield perpetrators from accountability.
Chair of the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances
“UN Potential to prevent disappearances and challenge impunity: View from the Working Group.”
Judge Baltasar Garzón
Audencia National of Spain
“Impediments to ending impunity: View from the bench”.
Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka
“Disappearances and Remedies: View from Sri Lanka”
Michael Anthony, Asian Legal Resource Centre
Comments from families of the disappeared and supporting NGOs. Discussion of strategies to promote enforcement of the Convention and protect the physical and professional safety of the judges, lawyers and witnesses involved in investigations.
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