Reparations and enforced disappearances

A/HRC/22/45, paras. 46-68
UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Publication Year
Thematic Area
Law & Policies
Enforced Disappearance / Law – International / Reparation / Right to Know/Truth
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As of the current year, the Working Group has decided to include a thematic section in its annual reports. Taking into account the time elapsed since its general comment on article 19 of the Declaration (1997) and the new developments in international law, the Working Group has chosen to devote the thematic section of the present report to the issue of reparation for victims of enforced disappearance. Article 19 of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance provides that "the victims of acts of enforced disappearance and their family shall obtain redress and shall have the right to adequate compensation, including the means for as complete a rehabilitation as possible. In the event of the death of the victim as a result of an act of enforced disappearance, their dependents shall also be entitled to compensation".