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In order to exchange best practices and support the campaign to put an end to enforced disappearances, CEDI strives to facilitate exchanges and connect all actors involved in the fight against this horrendous practice


Ensure victims are at the heart of joint efforts

Families and organizations working to support them have always been at the heart of all campaigns, since the creation of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in 1980. The drafting and adoption of the 1992 UN Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances,  and later of the Convention in 2006 was the result of their tireless efforts, with the support of international human rights NGOs, friendly States and experts. Since 2006, their contribution has been essential to promote the ratification and implementation of the Convention.

It is time to put families and their organizations back at the centre of joint efforts to end enforced disappearances.

Facilitate cooperation and exchanges between actors

The adoption of the Convention in 2006 was the result of tireless joint efforts from all actors involved. Based on this major achievement, CEDI aims to create new synergies to tackle the remaining challenges in the fight against enforced disappearances and re-connect all actors: States, civil society organizations, including associations of families, international  organizations, experts. 

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