What is…?

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission for Human Rights? (International Commission of Jurists) 2016

The Role of the ASEAN Chair? (International Commission of Jurists) 2016

Civil Society in Laos? (The Sombath Initiative) 2016

Enforced Disappearance? (The Sombath Initiative) 2016

Enforced Disappearance in the Lao PDR? (International Commission of Jurists) 2016

A State’s Key Obligations under the Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED)(International Commission of Jurists) 2016

Freedom of Expression in the Lao PDR? (International Federation for Human Rights) 2016

Laos’ International Human Rights Obligations & Committments? (Civil Rights Defenders) 2016

A Least Developed Country (LDC)? (The Sombath Initiative) 2016

What is…Enforced Disappearance?

What is…Enforced Disappearance?

Definition Enforced disappearance is when a person is secretly taken by the government, or by others with the knowledge and support of state authorities. The government then denies any role in the abduction, as well as knowledge about what happened, or where the...

What are—a state’s key obligations under the CPED?

What are—a state’s key obligations under the CPED?

“The phenomenon of enforced disappearances […] is the worst of all violations of human rights. It is certainly a challenge to the very concept of human rights, denial of the right for humans to have an existence, an identity. Enforced disappearance transforms...