Asian
Federation
Against Involuntary
Disappearances

30 August 2017

Official Statement on the International Day of Enforced Disappearance

It has been 69 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of humankind, was put in place on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France. And yet, the world has not rid itself of one of the worst forms of human rights violation -  enforced disappearance (ED). As of 2016, the UN has been considering 43,250 outstanding cases of ED in countries, a figure which is below the actual number of cases, many of which have been underreported due to various reasons.

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