UN Experts on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Awaited in Banjul Monday

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The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances would undertake its first official visit to The Gambia from 12 to 19 June.

According to a release issued yesterday, during the mission, the delegation would study the measures adopted by the State to prevent and eradicate enforced disappearances, including issues related to truth, justice, and reparation for the victims of enforced disappearances.

Their visit is at the invitation of The Gambia government and during the mission, they would meet with State officials, relatives of disappeared persons, representatives of civil society organizations and of relevant UN agencies.

The delegation comprises Ms Houria Es-Slami, who currently heads the Working Group, and Mr Henrikas Mickevicius. A final report on the visit will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018.

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