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Pledge text : Missing Persons

The EU and its Member States are concerned by the enforced disappearance of persons during armed conflicts and by the profound humanitarian consequences borne by families of missing persons in these circumstances.

The EU Member States therefore pledge:

- to consider ratifying the 2006 Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance ;

- to consider adopting other measures aiming at avoiding enforced disappearances, such as those included in the model law suggested by the ICRC;

- to support  mechanisms  to investigate effectively and resolve the cases of missing persons in several regions of the world;

- to encourage processes acknowledging the rights and needs of families of missing persons and aiming at adjusting national legislation and programmes to meet these needs.