17 February 2017 – Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations today urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated from their loved ones. The UN General Assembly adopted the International… Read More »
Women Search for their Disappeared: Statement of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (CIWR.org is an active member) has been published due to the upcoming Human Rights Day (10 December 2016). You can find it in the Documents section.
Documentary The Gang about involuntary disappearances in Belarus is available on YouTube. The film-makers seek the answer to the question: why hasn’t the truth about the disappeared journalist and opposition leaders been revealed so far? The film is actually a visual dossier including archive documents, interviews with the eyewitnesses and relatives of the disappeared. Please… Read More »
On September 16 2015, which marked the 16th 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 8th annual commemoration ceremony in Eindhoven dedicated to the four Belarusians. The ceremony traditionally took… Read More »
Statement of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances International Week of the Disappeared 25-29 May 2015 Every last week of May, we commemorate the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD), a painful reminder that thousands of families still await information on the fate of their loved ones who have disappeared and thousands of disappeared persons… Read More »
Relatives of the involuntary disappeared Belarusians sent an open letter to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rapporteur on Belarus Mr. Andrea Rigoni, who is visiting Belarus 24-26 February. In their letter they asked the Rapporteur to rise this issue of the involuntary disappearances of the four men with the Belarusian authorities.The… Read More »
A dozen protesters gathered near the Belarusian Embassy on September 16 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of two critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The demonstrators demanded answers about the fates of opposition leader Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski, who vanished in Minsk on September 16, 1999. They did not yell… Read More »