Sign our appeal letter and send it to your contacts to signal your enforcement for the UN Convention against Enforced Disappearances.
Enforced disappearances means the kidnapping, extrajudicial detention, torture (and most often killing) of individuals, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the fate or whereabouts of the "disappeared". Enforced disappearance is one of the most serious violations of human rights and it constitutes an international crime. The disappeared person is deprived of all his or her rights and (s)he remains totally defenceless, under the protection of law.
The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) releases a signature campaign to promote the UN Convention against Enforced Disappearances.
Join in and sign the appeal letter which will be sent to heads of States around the world on August 30, on the International Day of the Disappeared. Join in and help us make the UN Convention against Enforced Disappearances a reality. For more information: http://www.icaed.org/