General Comment on Article 18 of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
Guarantees Against Impunity | Amnesties
The General Comment require states to abstain from passing amnesty or pardon laws that would exempt the perpetrators of enforced disappearances from criminal proceedings and sanctions and provide impunity. Mitigating circumstances and pardons can be allowed under Articles 4(2) and 18(2) of the Declaration.
December 27, 2005
Article 3 [DPPED], Article 18 [DPPED]