PBI-Switzerland addresses UN Human Rights Council session on involuntary disappearances
On September 11, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu addressed the 42nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. She spoke during a session related to the Working Group on Involuntary Disappearances.
PBI-Switzerland has posted on Facebook, “Yesterday, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, PBI took a position on the current human rights situation in Colombia, Guatemala and in particular forced military forces in Mexico.”
You can hear Kim-Mai (in Spanish and English) via this web-link at the 7:58 mark.
Just recently, on August 30, Peace Brigades International entities around the world marked the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
The UN has highlighted its concern on: “the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, relatives of victims, witnesses and legal counsel dealing with cases of enforced disappearance; the use by States of counter-terrorist activities as an excuse for breaching their obligations; and the still widespread impunity for enforced disappearance.”
Peace Brigades International accompanies human rights defenders working toward a world without involuntary or enforced disappearances.