6 May 2015, Wednesday, 20:32

Charter'97 site adopted in ICAED

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Charter97.org site became a member of the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED).

"It is with great pleasure to inf orm you that your membership application to the Coalition has been approved by the ICAED Steering Committee during its physical meeting in Geneva on 29 October 2012. This is in consideration of the important work that your organization has done and will be doing in the fight against enf orced disappearances.

As a member of the ICAED, you will be regularly inf ormed about the plans and activities of the Coalition. In turn, we hope to get updates from your organization to keep track of issues or developments on enf orced disappearances worldwide. This exchange ensures a responsive and relevant ICAED," - said in the letter from Mary Aileen D. Bacalso (Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances ), which Natallia Radzina, charter97.org editor-in-chief had received.

The primary mandate of the Coalition is to lobby f or the universal accession and implementation of the International Convention of all Persons from Enf orced Disappearances, the

The International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) gathers organisations of families of disappeared and NGO’s that work in a non-violent manner against the practice of enforced disappearances at the local, national and international level. The principal objective of ICAED is an early ratification and effective implementation of the International Convention for th e Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances, recognition of the competence of the UN Committee on Enf orced Disappearances and the enactment of domestic laws penalizing enf orced disappearances. As such, may we request that your organization share with us your action plan vis-à-vis the Convention.

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