United Nations

General Assembly

A/HRC/WGEID/108/1
Distr.: General
15 April 2016
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
108th session (8 – 12 February 2016)

I. Introduction
1.
The present document reflects the communications and cases examined, the
observations made and other activities carried out by the Working Group on Enforced or
Involuntary Disappearances at its 108th session, held in Rabt, from 8 to 12 February 2016.
2.
The Working Group thanks the Government of Morocco and the National Council
of Human Rights of Morocco for hosting the Working Group, and for facilitating the
successful conduct of its 108th session.

II. Communications
3.
Between its 107th and 108th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 214 cases
under its urgent action procedure, to Argentina (1), Bahrain (2), Burundi (1), China (3),
Egypt (40), Indonesia (1), Kuwait (1), Libya (1), Pakistan (158), South Sudan (1), the
Syrian Arab Republic (1) and the United Arab Emirates (4).
4.
At its 108th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 85 newly reported cases
of enforced disappearance to 16 States. The Working Group also clarified 42 cases, in
Argentina (1), Bangladesh (1), China (2), Egypt (24), Pakistan (6), Sri Lanka (7) and the
United Arab Emirates (1). Twenty-four cases were clarified on the basis of information
provided by Governments and 18 on the basis of information provided by sources.
5.
Between its 107th and 108th sessions, the Working Group, following its prompt
intervention procedure, transmitted jointly with other special procedure mechanisms five
communications to China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India and
Serbia.
6.
At its 108th session, the Working Group reviewed three general allegations
concerning Bangladesh, Colombia and Kenya.
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