United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/112/1
Distr.: General
25 July 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*
112th session (8-17 May 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 112th session, held in Geneva.

II. Communications
2.
Between its 111th and 112th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 68 cases
under its urgent action procedure, to: Bahrain (2), China (1), Egypt (45), Malaysia (1),
Pakistan (12), the Sudan (1), the Syrian Arab Republic (2), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1),
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (1) and the State of Palestine (1).
3.
At its 112th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 290 newly reported
cases of enforced disappearance to 13 States. It clarified 21 cases, in Argentina (1), Bahrain
(1), Bangladesh (1), Egypt (10), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (3), Nigeria (1), the
Sudan (2), Turkey (1) and the State of Palestine (1). Fourteen cases were clarified on the
basis of information provided by the Governments and seven on the basis of information
provided by sources.
4.
Between its 111th and 112th sessions, the Working Group also transmitted 16
communications jointly with other special procedure mechanisms: six urgent appeals, to
China (2), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (1), Italy
(1) and the United Arab Emirates (1); two joint allegation letters, to Algeria (1) and Turkey
(1); four prompt intervention letters, to Egypt (1), El Salvador (1), Sri Lanka (1) and
Uruguay (1); and four “other letters”, to Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (1), Colombia (1)
and Nigeria (1) and to the European Union (1).
5.
Between its 111th and 112th sessions, the Working Group also transmitted an
intersessional general allegation to Mexico. At its 112th session, the Working Group
reviewed and adopted three general allegations, concerning Kenya, Mexico and Myanmar.

* The annexes to the present document are reproduced as received, in the languages of submission only.
GE.17-12640(E)

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