United Nations

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A/HRC/WGEID/101/1
Distr.: General
28 January 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Post-sessional document
101st session (4–13 November 2013)

I. Introduction
1.
The present document reflects activities conducted and communications and cases
examined by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at its 101st
session, held from 4 to 13 November 2013.

II. Activities
2.
On 8 November 2013, the Working Group held an expert consultation on enforced
disappearances and economic, social and cultural rights. During the half-day thematic
discussion, experts from various regions of the world exchanged views on the indivisibility
of human rights and the relationship between enforced disappearances and economic, social
and cultural rights. The Working Group will report on this subject to the Human Rights
Council in 2014.

III. Communications
3.
Between its 100th and 101st sessions, the Working Group transmitted 18 cases
under its urgent action procedure, to Iraq (7), Nepal (1), Pakistan (1), Peru (1), the Syrian
Arab Republic (4), the United Arab Emirates (1) and Yemen (3).
4.
At its 101st session, the Working Group decided to transmit 41 newly reported cases
of enforced disappearance to 10 States. The Working Group also clarified 15 cases,
concerning Chile (5), Namibia (1), Pakistan (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Sri Lanka (3), the Syrian
Arab Republic (2) and the United Arab Emirates (1). Of the 15 cases, 8 were clarified on
the basis of information provided by Governments, and 7 on the basis of information
provided by sources.
5.
Between its 100th and 101st sessions, under its prompt intervention procedure, the
Working Group transmitted six communications jointly with other special procedures
mechanisms, to Algeria (2), Colombia (2) and Kenya (2). The Working Group also
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