Families seek justice for their beloved "desaparecidos"

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Their call for solidarity should resound across every corner of the globe on this International Day of the Disappeared.

30 Aug 2023
The Americas
UCA News

In March this year, I visited Argentina, a nation haunted by a grim history of enforced disappearances that unfolded during the military dictatorship era in the 1970s.

Leading the former executive committee of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), I participated in the Third World Forum for Human Rights attended by 10,000 civil society organizations across the globe.

As a side endeavor, we paid a solemn visit to the Parque de la Memoria, where a massive wall bears the names of 30,000 victims of enforced disappearances. Adjacent to this wall of remembrance, a heartbreaking testament to cruelty, pregnant women were callously thrown from helicopters into the ocean, their fates forever sealed in the depths.