A Statement by ICAED on the 70 th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 2018

11/12/2018

WORLD: History of Human Rights Day should inspire States to afford justice and human dignity to citizens   The people’s struggles for affording human rights continue after seventy years of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The inconsistency between the States’ pledges to adhere to international human rights norms and implementing them domestically… Read More »

The Involuntarily Disappeared Belarusians were Commemorated in the Netherlands

17/09/2018

On September 16th 2018, which marked the 19th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, traditionally commemorated the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. The first commemoration in Eindhoven dates back to September 16th, 2008, when cities of Eindhoven and Minsk… Read More »

On September 16 th Eindhoven will commemorate the disappeared Belarusians and will witness the premier of the new documentary about “Belarusian police state”

10/09/2018

On Sunday September 16th , 2018, which marks the 19th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, commemorates the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. It is the 11th annual commemoration ceremony in Eindhoven dedicated to the four prominent Belarusians. The… Read More »

ICAED Statement on the International Day of the Disappeared 2018

30/08/2018

The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) stands in solidarity with all the world’s desaparecidos and their families as we commemorate this year’s International Day of the Disappeared (IDD). On the eighth year since the United Nations put the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances (Convention) into force, the global… Read More »

Joint statement by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on occasion of the International Day of of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

30/08/2018

“Search and investigation are international law obligations not an option,” say UN experts on enforced disappearances GENEVA (28 August 2018) – States around the world must act urgently to search for people who have been subject to enforced disappearances, and ensure that this heinous crime is properly investigated, say a group of UN human rights… Read More »

Netherlands Commemorate the Involuntarily Disappeared Belarusians

19/09/2017

On September 16 2017, which marked the 18th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, commemorated the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. It was the 10th annual commemoration ceremony in Eindhoven. The first one dates back to September 16th, 2008.… Read More »

Eindhoven commemorates the Disappeared Men

11/09/2017

On September 16 2017, which marks the 18th anniversary of the involuntary disappearance of Viktor Gonchar and Anatoly Krasovsky, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, commemorates the two men, as well as disappeared Yuri Zakharenko and Dmitry Zavadsky. It is the 10th annual commemoration ceremony in Eindhoven dedicated to the four Belarusians. The ceremony traditionally takes… Read More »

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

30/08/2017

Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole. Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to… Read More »

17 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

07/07/2017

Today, 17 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case In July 1997 he and ORT reporter Pavel Sheremet were arrested for filming a report about the vulnerability of the Belarus Lithuania state border. Zavadski covered the second Chechen war in 1999. TV cameraman Dzmitry… Read More »