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UN Security Council Finally Addresses Missing Persons in Conflict

Expand © 2015 Human Rights Watch Today, the United Nations Security Council passed its first resolution on missing persons in armed conflicts, seizing a key opportunity to strengthen efforts toward uncovering the fates of those missing and giving closure to countless families. The resolution calls on parties to conflicts to better prevent disappearances in the first place, and to not wait until a conflict is over before searching for or marking graves. The Security Council has been slow to take up this issue. Many people who survive a war still suffer from uncertainty about the fate of their…

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