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(Geneva, August 13, 2018) – On August 9, 2018, Alkarama requested the intervention of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) in the case of Layth Al Janabi, an Iraqi refugee in Syria who remains missing since he was arrested and forcibly disappeared by the Syrian authorities in 2012.

(Geneva, July 5, 2018) – Alkarama and Human Rights Guardians have submitted five cases of enforced disappearances in Syria to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID), requesting that the UN experts promptly intervene with the Syrian authorities to ensure the individuals’ immediate release.

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

H.E. Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

H.E. Mr. Vojislav Šuc

President of the Human Rights Council

 

Permanent Representatives of Member States and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

 

26 June 2018

 

Your Excellencies,

Syria
Our concerns
  • Gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights law and the devastating effects of the armed conflict, particularly on the civilian population;
  • Systematic and widespread practice of enforced disappearance;
  • Impunity of perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

 

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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