On June the 11th, 2019, UN security Council has adopted an important resolution on missing persons during armed conflicts. As written on the UN's site, " The aim is to encourage countries to fulfill their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that ultimately families separated by conflict can be reunited, or at least given answers as to the fate of their loved ones." Here is what the article on https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/06/1040241 says :
Good news : Dominica, a Caribbean archipelago, just accessed the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances. So that's now 60 countries which accessed it, and 98 which signed it. Every step is a progress towards the end of enforced disappearances and impunity!
The Kurd association YAKAY-Der, based in Turkey, has been fighting for years now for a recognition by the Turkish government of the many human rights violations ( murder, arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearance) committed against its Kurd population, as well as for justice, guarantees of non-recurrence and for the rights of which they were deprived to be finally given back.
PRESS RELEASE Egypt/ Unjustified closure of EL Nadeem Center by the Egyptian authorities
Press Release Abusive closure of the two associations YAKAY-DER and MEYA-DER by the Turkish authorities After having their activities suspended by the Interior Ministry on 11 November 2016, following the declaration of the state of emergency in Turkey, YAKAY-DER (Association for Solidarity and Support for Relatives of Disappeared Persons) and MEYA-DER, members of the Euro-Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) were permanently banned and closed and their assets were seized.
Interview of Mr. Halit Berisha, vice-president of the association Shpresimi helping the family members of victims of war crimes and enforced disapperances, in Suharekë, and member of the coordination council of associations for enforced disappearances in Kosovo . As a volunteer on the issue of missing persons, what happened in Kosovo during the years of 1998 / 1999?