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Workshop on Enforced Disappearance

Posted on 01 October 2013


Antonio Cassese Workshop

Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability Under International Law

Friday 25 October 2013

Conference Room, Villa La Fonte, European University Institute

Enforced disappearance remains one of the most heinous human rights violations. Today, in spite of a framework which includes the 2007 United Nations Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, several international courts and monitoring bodies with competence over the violation, as well as the International Criminal Court, these problems persist and new challenges emerge in the fight against impunity.

This Workshop, inspired by Antonio Cassese's early dedication to the eradication of enforced disappearance in Chile, seeks to address some of the problematic issues raised by the ‘modern’ forms of enforced disappearance, and evaluate the effectiveness of the existing international framework.

Presentations will be given by leading experts in the field. In the active discussion that will follow each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to share views and experience in both an academic but also in a professional context. The Workshop is addressed to professionals in the fields of human rights and international criminal law, as well as PhD researchers and students with a demonstrated interest.


Please register in advance.

This workshop is sponsored by the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity, the Academy of European Law and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

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