The concept of enforced disappearances in international law

Dalia Vitkauskaite-Meurice, Justinas Zilinskas

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Enforced disappearance is not a new type of human rights violation. This phenomenon is taking place all over the world. Nevertheless, with the exception of the single provision in the Rome Statute, there is no universal legally binding document which would be applicable in all the cases of enforced disappearances. This article introduces the phenomenon of enforced disappearances, analyses its multiple nature, and overviews the latest developments in drafting legally binding documents within the UN framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-214
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • Enforced disappearances
  • Torture
  • Human rights

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