Enforced disappearances fact sheet

Every year on 30 August, the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) and the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) join the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

The commemoration of this day serves to call upon governments across the world to have a firm commitment to combating impunity as regards enforced disappearances, to speak up against the practice and tolerance of enforced disappearances which undermine the respect for the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms. Commemoration of this day also serves to draw attention to the fate of individuals who disappeared at the hands of the state and whose whereabouts are unknown to their families, legal representatives and the general public.

In this view, the NTJWG and ZPP compiled a factsheet on enforced disappearances to raise awareness on the matter.

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