Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sri Lanka: Enforced disappearances have become a permanent weapon in the arsenal of suppression of dissent

Press release/ 30  August 2012, International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Sri Lanka: Enforced disappearances have become a permanent weapon in the arsenal of suppression of dissent

In 2010 the United Nations declared 30 August as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.  Every   year this day is commemorated to raise awareness on the fact that enforced disappearances of persons is a crime and should not be used as a tool to deal with  situations arising out of conflicts.  This year too, when this Day is commemorated people all over the world will call for justice for the innumerable number of victims of enforced disappearances in many parts of the world   and to  end  impunity. Continue reading

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