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The Committee on Enforced Disappearances works with national, regional and international civil society organizations, an exhaustive list of which would be too long to display here. However, below is a list of international civil society organizations and coalitions of NGOs working on the issue of enforced disappearances:

  • Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances: AFAD is a federation of human rights organizations working on the issue of involuntary disappearances in Asia.
  • Euro-Méditerranean Federation against Enforced Disappearances: FEMED reinforces dialogues between associations of families of the disappeared in the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Maghreb-Middle East and aims to put an end to enforced disappearances in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
  • International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances: ICAED is in charge of the coordination and the promotion of the activities carried out by its members in favour of the ratification and effective implementation of the Convention.
  • International Federation for Human Rights: an international human rights NGO federating 192 organizations from 117 countries. FIDH defends civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
  • Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared-Detainees: FEDEFAM is a nongovernmental organization formed by associations of relatives of the disappeared in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean which have or are currently practicing forced disappearance.
  • Amnesty International: A global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.
  • Human Rights Watch: HRW investigates and reports on abuses happening worldwide, directing advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices.
  • TRIAL International: A non-governmental organization fighting impunity for international crimes and supporting victims in their quest for justice.
  • World Organisation Against Torture: The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is one of the main coalitions of international non-governmental organizations (NGO) fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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