2018 report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

30 July 2018
Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
To the 39th session of the Human Rights Council


In its report, the Working Group provides information on the activities carried out and the communications and cases examined from 18 May 2017 to 2 May 2018. The report includes a section on the preliminary observations on the issue of standards and public policies for an effective investigation of enforced disappearances.

A summary of the decisions on individual cases taken by the Working Group and communications transmitted to the States concerned during the reporting period is presented in section III.

During the period under review, the Working Group held three sessions: the 113th session, from 11 to 15 September 2017 (A/HRC/WGEID/113/1); the 114th session from 5 to 9 February 2018 (A/HRC/WGEID/114/1); and the 115th session from 23 April to 2 May 2018 (A/HRC/WGEID/115/1). The reports on the sessions should be considered complements to the present report. The 114th session was held in Brussels and the other sessions were held in Geneva.