Datum: 11-12-2019Tijd: 14:30 - 17:30 hrsLocatie: The Hague Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, Den Haag
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is organizing a public discussion in The Hague on the effort now underway to address the
huge legacy of missing persons in Colombia. As many as 120,000 people are missing as a result of five decades of conflict. All sectors of society have been affected by disappearances – perpetrated by state actors, paramilitary and guerrilla groups, and organized crime.
At ICMP’s Profiles of the Missing from Colombia, relatives of missing persons, as well as political activists, members of the armed forces and former guerrilla groups, and members of indigenous communities and others will examine the causes of the conflict, the impact of disappearances on society and the rule of law, and the central role that families of the missing can and must play in implementing key provisions of the Peace Agreement.
As a partner to the Peace Agreement, ICMP supports the participation of families of the missing in the effort to account for their relatives, and promotes their engagement in securing their rights to an effective investigation, truth, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition.