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United Nations human rights experts had examined over 200 cases of forced disappearances of persons in several countries including Sri Lanka during its recent session held in Mexico City.

The UN said that it is now conducting a mission to learn about Mexico’s efforts in dealing with the issue.

During its 15-18 March session, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances studied cases concerning Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Republic of Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Yemen.

The five independent human rights experts also reviewed responses from various governments to its letters and appeals, and held meetings with representatives of Japan and Guatemala, as well as consultations with family members of disappeared persons and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The fact-finding mission will be carried out by three of the group’s experts and a report on the visit will be presented to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council in 2012.

  Comments - 13

  • Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:15 AM

    Ask Karuna and KP, they know how ppl disappeared !! Then check 'Sun Sea' (ship) and the ones migrated illegally to other countries. Those are some of the disappeared ones.

    IND Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:26 AM

    I think it's too big to examine !!!

    me Monday, 21 March 2011 05:57 PM

    What to examine.....go to Libya...Yeman...Egypt....Iraq....

    zorro Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:39 PM

    we see ghosts haunting every where, why?

    sanjeayan Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:37 PM

    un, u dont need to investgate. just go and ask gota. he knew in and out about this matter.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 22 March 2011 01:19 AM

    Very good. Those who found responsible should be punished. Now we are left with International community and Organizations for justice. What happened in other countries is immaterial.

    sl Tuesday, 22 March 2011 01:19 AM

    you do not need examine , they will examine

    Thomas Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:07 AM

    HOW MANY MISSING IN SRI LANKA, Will UN will be able to bring them back safely, if they are still alive.

    raj Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:12 AM

    when a country is ruled by people like Gadhafi, it is normal to have disappearances and extra judicial killings. It will stop when the world take action similar to the one in Libya.

    Ananda D Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:17 AM


    Nihal Fernando Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:17 AM

    UN can ask that 28 years old Swedish girl how she was missing and later found herself emerged.

    Keerthi Wijesinghe Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:37 AM

    It is difficult to undersatand why they do not consider Palastine, Iraq and Afganistan.

    Viper Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:05 AM

    UN, NATO....and all etc. are all fake dupes in western world, we see them very well in very recently in Egypt and Libya and everywhere. We, asians, Chinese and whoever shouldn't have any more worries for UN reports, sanctions but get ready for the incoming world war in 2012 - viper

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