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HRC33 Side Event – Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka

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The side event to the 33rd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ‘Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka’, is co-organised by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International, the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR). The event will identify challenges and essential steps to address the issue of disappearances in Sri Lanka from the perspective of international experts, human rights defenders and families of the disappeared.

Date: 20 September 2016

Time: 13:00-14:00

Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Mr. Freddy Gamage (Action Committee for Media Freedom/Professional Web Journalists Association)
  • Ms. Sandya Eknelygoda (Wife of a disappeared journalist)
  • Wife of the disappeared

Keynote speech: UN Working Group on Enforced our Involuntary Disappearances

Moderator: Ms. Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso