United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/103/1
Distr.: General
25 July 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Post-sessional document*
103rd session (7–16 May 2014)

I. Introduction
1.
The present document reflects the communications and cases examined and other
activities by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at its 103rd
session, held from 7 to 16 May 2014.

II. Communications
2.
Between its 102nd and 103rd sessions, the Working Group transmitted 40 cases
under its urgent action procedure, to Bahrain (2), Cambodia (1), China (5), the Dominican
Republic (1), Egypt (3), Indonesia (1), Pakistan (18), the Syrian Arab Republic (1),
Thailand (1), the United Arab Emirates (5) and Yemen (2).
3.
At its 103rd session, the Working Group decided to transmit 81 newly reported
cases of enforced disappearance to 15 States. The Working Group also clarified 23 cases, in
Bahrain (1), China (2), Egypt (1), Morocco (1), Sri Lanka (1), the Syrian Arab Republic
(2), and the United Arab Emirates (15). Two cases were clarified on the basis of
information provided by the Governments and 21 on the basis of information provided by
sources.
4.
Between its 102nd and 103rd sessions, the Working Group, following its prompt
intervention procedure, transmitted, jointly with other special procedure mechanisms, five
communications, to Bangladesh (1), Guatemala (1), Pakistan (1) and Sri Lanka (2). The
Working Group also transmitted, jointly with other special procedure mechanisms, five
urgent appeals concerning persons who had been arrested, detained, abducted or otherwise
deprived of their liberty or who had been forcibly disappeared or were at risk of
disappearance in China, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United Arab
Emirates.

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The annex to the present document is reproduced as received, in the language of submission only.

GE.14-09743 (E)

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