CONVENTION AGAINST ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
Fighting enforced disappearances
through the International Convention
CEDI is a new multi-actor initiative aimed at contributing to the fight against enforced disappearances by promoting the universal ratification and effective implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and supporting existing networks.
ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES: HEAR THE VICTIMS
Video released by the CED and the WGEID on 30 August 2022, International Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, to give the voice to victims and call for the urgent ratification of the Convention by all States.
Copyright: United Nations
Report outlines challenges to and opportunities for ratification of the Convention
CEDI and the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham publish report on the ratification of the CPED Convention
'This publication is an important tool to understand the obstacles to ratification of the Convention and how to overcome those. It is a tribute to the mobilisation of families of the disappeared and the experience of grassroot organisations. In line with the Human Rights 75 Initiative, it will be of interest to all promoters of the Convention: States, civil society organisations, international organisations and experts' explains Professor Emmanuel Decaux, President of CEDI and former member and first Chair of CED.
72 States Parties!
CEDI welcomes the recent ratification of the Convention by Maldives on 31 July 2023.
Another step towards the goal of universal ratification of the Convention!
World Congress on Enforced Disappearances
14-16 January 2025 I Geneva I Switzerland
CEDI will organize a multi-actor World Congress on Enforced Disappearances in 2025 that will bring together civil society organizations, including associations of families, States, international bodies and experts.
Its objectives are to agree on a common strategy and action plan to promote the ratification and implementation of the Convention, put CSOs back at the centre of joint efforts and facilitate intergovernmental dialogue.