Sustaining the momentum: working to prevent and address enforced disappearances

Law & Policies
Enforced Disappearance / Law – International / Prevention

Preventing persons from going missing, clarifying the fate and whereabouts of those who do and supporting their loved ones, including in their quest to know what happened and to seek justice for serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, are as important as ever.

Looking towards the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance, ICRC legal advisers Ximena Londoño and Helen Obregón Gieseken provide key elements on how the law protects victims of enforced disappearance and other missing persons and on how the ICRC contributes to the broader global, regional, national and local efforts to prevent and address enforced disappearances as part of its work.

26 Aug 2021
Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog