UN Working Group on Disappearances in Spain this week

September 22, 2013
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An exhumation at La Pedraja (Burgos). Photo by Mabel García for El País

An exhumation at La Pedraja (Burgos). Photo by Mabel García for El País

“The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will visit Spain from 23 to 30 September 2013,” according to a press release from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:

During the official visit, the UN experts will examine the measures taken by Spain on issues related to the prevention and eradication of enforced or involuntary disappearances. The experts will analyse in particular issues related to truth, justice, reparation and memory for victims of enforced disappearances.

The Spanish Truth Commission Platform, a broad coalition of organizations that include the International Garzón Foundation and ALBA, has organized a campaign to call attention to the lack of judicial support for the victims of Francoism. Read the UN’s full press release here.

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