United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/113/1
Distr.: General
24 November 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*
113th session (11 – 15 September 2017)

I. Communications
1.
Between its 112th and 113th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 91 cases
under its urgent action procedure to Bahrain (1), Bangladesh (2), China (1), the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea (1), Egypt (52), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (4), Jordan (1),
Libya (2), Pakistan (21), Saudi Arabia (3), the Syrian Arab Republic (1), Turkey (1) and
Yemen (1).
2.
At its 113th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 198 newly reported
cases of enforced disappearance to 25 States: Algeria (17), Bangladesh (4), Bhutan (1),
Burundi (4), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (26), Egypt (6), the Gambia (8),
India (8), Indonesia (1), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (3), Iraq (2), Lebanon (1), Libya (3),
Malaysia (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (8), Nepal (10), Pakistan (32), Saudi Arabia (1), South
Africa (1), South Sudan (1), Sri Lanka (44), the Syrian Arab Republic (8), Thailand (4),
Turkmenistan (1) and the United States of America (1).
3.
The Working Group also clarified 50 cases, in China (1), Egypt (38), Jordan (1),
Pakistan (4), Saudi Arabia (2) and Turkey (4). Thirty-four cases were clarified on the basis
of information provided by the Governments and 16 on the basis of information provided
by sources.
4.
Between its 112th and 113th sessions, the Working Group also transmitted 14
communications, either individually or jointly with other special procedure mechanisms:
four urgent appeals, to China, Egypt, Mexico and Saudi Arabia; three allegation letters, to
Kenya, Mexico and Uganda; four prompt intervention letters, to Egypt, Guatemala, Iran
(Islamic Republic of) and Pakistan; and three “other letters” to Argentina, Chad and Nepal.
5.
At its 113th session, the Working Group reviewed and adopted four general
allegations, concerning Colombia, Egypt, Mexico and Pakistan.

II. Other activities
6.
At its 113th session, the Members appointed Bernard Duhaime as Chair-Rapporteur
of the Working Group and Tae-Ung Baik as its Vice-President.

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