A/HRC/WGEID/107/1

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
1 December 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Communications and cases examined, observations made and
other activities conducted at the 107th session (14-18
September 2015)
Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary
Disappearances

I. Introduction
1.
The present document reflects the communications and cases examined, the
observations made and other activities carried out by the Working Group on Enforced or
Involuntary Disappearances at its 107th session, held in Geneva from 14 to 18 September
2015.

II. Communications
2.
Between its 106th and 107th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 66 cases
under its urgent action procedure, to Bangladesh (1), China (3), Egypt (19), Kenya (1),
Pakistan (39), the Sudan (1), the Syrian Arab Republic (1) and the United Arab Emirates
(1).
3.
At its 107th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 87 newly reported cases
of enforced disappearance to 12 States. The Working Group also clarified 29 cases, in
Bahrain (1), China (3), Egypt (2), the Gambia (4), Jordan (1), Pakistan (8), the Syrian Arab
Republic (1) and the United Arab Emirates (9). Five cases were clarified on the basis of
information provided by Governments and 24 on the basis of information provided by
sources.
4.
Between its 106th and 107th sessions, the Working Group, following its prompt
intervention procedure, transmitted, jointly with other special procedure mechanisms, three
communications, to Colombia, El Salvador and Mexico. The Working Group also
transmitted a letter to Spain.
5.
At its 107th session, the Working Group reviewed a general allegation concerning
Pakistan.

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