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In 2010 the UN General Assembly declared that the date of 30 August would be observed as International Day of Enforced Disappearances.
The most important international legal instrument dealing with practices of enforced disappearances is the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Dec 20, 2006.
The UN was encouraged by Sri Lanka's ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in 2016 and particularly by the establishment of the Office of Missing Persons in 2017.
"The issue of enforced disappearance is very prominent in Pakistan.
'Suhakam believes that the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) will not only ensure that legal recognition and remedies are put in place for victims of enforced disappearances, but also that it will signal a commitment that enforced disappearance is unacceptable in Malaysia,' Suhakam said in a statement to commemorate the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
HRCP calls on the Pakistan government to carry through its long overdue promise to criminalise enforced disappearances under the Pakistan Penal Code.
Article 3 stipulates that the privileges, incentives and assurances granted for investment projects, that are existing when the attached law is enforced, will continue to be executed until the expiry of their respective durations, and this should go in line with the laws and agreements from which they stem.
DHR Pakistan Chairperson Amina Masood Janjua while justifying the need for this proposed law said that the history of enforced disappearance in Pakistan dates back to the time of Musharraf regime when thousands of innocent people were snatched away from their families.
The organizations working for the issue of enforced disappearance demanded of the government to draft an ideal law that provides justice to the aggrieved families.
He said this while addressing a protest demonstration held by the families of victims of enforced disappearances.
1032 calling for an inquiry into the Philippine government's action calling for the removal of 625 names from the list of enforced or involuntary disappearance cases from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) records.
1032, which was released to the media Wednesday, urging the appropriate Senate committee to look into the government's call for the removal of 625 names from the list of enforced or involuntary disappearance cases from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) records.