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Forced and Involuntary Disappearances

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A disappearance has a doubly paralysing impact: on the victims, frequently tortured and in constant fear for their lives, and on their families, ignorant of the fate of their loved ones, their emotions alternating between hope and despair, wondering and waiting, sometimes for years, for news that may never come.

Updated November 28, 2017.

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