United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/111/1
Distr.: General
24 April 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Communications, cases examined, observations, and other
activities conducted by the Working Group on Enforced or
Involuntary Disappearances*
111th session (6-10 February 2017)

I. Introduction
1.
The present document reflects the communications and cases examined and other
activities carried out by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at
its 111th session held in Seoul.
2.
The Working Group thanks the Government of the Republic of Korea for hosting
and facilitating the successful development of its 111th session.

II. Communications
3.
Between its 110th and 111th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 71 cases
under its urgent action procedure to: Bahrain (1); Bangladesh (2); China (1); Egypt (48);
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (2); Libya (2); Mozambique (1); Nigeria (1); Pakistan (10); the
Sudan (1); Turkey (1); and the United Arab Emirates (1).
4.
At its 111th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 348 newly reported
cases of enforced disappearance to 15 States. It also clarified 40 cases, in Bahrain (1),
Egypt (27), Jordan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (3), Pakistan (3), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1) and the
United Arab Emirates (2). Twenty-one cases were clarified on the basis of information
provided by the Governments and 19 on the basis of information provided by sources.
5.
Between its 110th and 111th sessions, the Working Group also transmitted 18
communications jointly with other special procedure mechanisms: nine urgent appeals to
Bangladesh (1), China (2), Ethiopia (1), the Sudan (3), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (1) and
Pakistan (1); two joint allegation letters to Algeria (1) and Argentina (1); six prompt
intervention letters to India (2), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (2), Mexico (1) and Morocco (1);
and an “other letter” to Sri Lanka.
6.
At its 111th session, the Working Group also reviewed and adopted four general
allegations concerning Bangladesh, Eritrea, Indonesia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

* The annexes to the present document are reproduced as received, in the language of submission only.
GE.17-06513(E)

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