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Ewoud Plate about the Convention against Enfoced Disappearances/

Ewoud Plate, trainer and adviser on the issue of enforced disappearances working for the programme Linking Solidarity, explains in this short film the origin, nature and potential impact of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances. This convention enters into force on the 23rd of December, 2010


The aim of the Enforced Disappearances Information Exchange Center is to centralise and exchange information about the issue of enforced disappearances. This website has also been created to facilitate contact and communication between the different organisations and individuals involved in eradicating this crime.

EDIEC has been developed and is maintained by the programme Linking Solidarity. Linking Solidarity focusses on the issue of enforced disappearances.

Linking Solidarity

The programme Linking Solidarity originated from recommendations made by families of the disappeared who met during a worldwide campaign on enforced disappearances organised by Amnesty International in 1992. The conclusions of this conference brought up the need of a project to promote cooperation and links between victims’ organisations. Since its start in 1995 Linking Solidarity has worked for and with family member organisations in many countries were enforced disappearances have happened or are happening. Our aim is to bring family member organisations into the international picture, facilitate encounters between organisations and with international mechanisms (UNWGWEID and others) and pass on knowledge and contacts.

Activities and results of the programme Linking Solidarity have recently been evaluated. The conclusions, and recommendations can be read in the evaluation report.

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