United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/106/1
Distr.: General
22 July 2015
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
106th session (6 – 15 May 2015)

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 106th session, in Geneva.

II. Communications
2.
Between its 105th and 106th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 45 cases
under its urgent action procedure to Bahrain (1), Bangladesh (1), Egypt (19), Honduras (1),
Jordan (1), Pakistan (21) and Zimbabwe (1).
3.
At its 106th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 62 newly reported cases
of enforced disappearance to 11 States. The Working Group also clarified 25 cases, in Cuba
(1), Egypt (4), Georgia (1), Guatemala (1), Pakistan (7), Saudi Arabia (2), Sri Lanka (6),
the Syrian Arab Republic (1), Tajikistan (1) and Uruguay (1). Fifteen cases were clarified
on the basis of information provided by the Governments and 10 on the basis of
information provided by sources.
4.
Between its 105th and 106th sessions, the Working Group, following its prompt
intervention procedure, transmitted, jointly with other special procedures mechanisms,
three communications, to Colombia (1), El Salvador (1) and Mexico (1). The Working
Group also transmitted two other letters, to Morocco (1) and Spain (1).
5.
At its 106th session, the Working Group reviewed one follow-up general allegation,
concerning El Salvador.

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