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Prohibition, Prosecution, and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances

The Nuremberg Academy is organising the international conference on ‘Prohibition, Prosecution, and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances’ in cooperation with the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. The event will take place on 7 and 8 May 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related security measures, this international conference was postponed from 2020 to 2021. In order to reflect on the importance of sanctioning and criminalising enforced disappearances, the conference will reflect on the concept of enforced disappearance as a human rights violation and as a crime. In light of the upcoming tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Enforced Disappearances Convention, the conference will provide a forum for leading international experts and practitioners to critically discuss what lessons can be learned from the origins, evolution, and practical experience of the concept of enforced disappearances for the advancement of the fields of human rights law and international criminal law.

We will communicate the opening of the registration and the format of the international conference in the first quarter of 2021.