Sri Lanka likely to be on agenda of UN Working Group

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will hold its 117th session in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 11 to 15 February 2019. It will examine more than 760 cases from 37 countries and Sri Lanka is likely to be among the 37 countries.

The Group of five independent human rights experts will also meet relatives of those who have disappeared, State authorities from different countries, civil society representatives and others to exchange information on individual cases and on the situation of this heinous crime.

During its meeting in Sarajevo, the Working Group will discuss other issues including its future activities and planned visits. Its members will also examine allegations received regarding obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.