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UN: States urged to act over enforced disappearances

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Headline Title:  Action urged over enforced disappearances 08 November 2011 Governments around the world must redouble efforts to bring an end to enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said today during a meeting of international experts on the issue. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances will meet for the first time ever from 8-11 November in Geneva, nearly a year after an international treaty against the practice took effect. “Enforced disappearances are among the cruellest and most dehumanizing of human rights violations. Through separation and silence, they continue…

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