Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

No Impunity for Enforced Disappearances

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Checklist for effective implementation of the international convention for the protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearance

The crime of enforced disappearance was invented by Adolf Hitler in his Nacht und Nebel Erlass (Night and Fog Decree) issued on 7 December 1941.2 Since that date, hundreds of thousands of persons have been the victim of this crime. Sadly, the commission of this crime saw a resurgence in Latin America in the 1950s and then it spread around the world. 

Appeal to the “Friends of Syria” conference

23 February 2012 – FIDH

We the undersigned, representing 144 international and Arab NGOs from over 20 countries, call on the “Friends of Syria” conference, to be held on February 24th in Tunis, to seek an international strategy to end the human rights violations in Syria. As fears of civil war grow, the “Friends of Syria” should exercise pressure on all groups responsible for the unlawful use of force against civilians to cease such acts of violence immediately.