General Comment on Article 3 of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
Guarantees Against Impunity | Obligation to Criminalise | Obligation to Prevent
The General Comment elaborates on the obligation of states to take appropriate measures to prevent and terminate acts of enforced disappearances. states are required to take all necessary measures within their power and jurisdiction to prevent and terminate disappearances and this obligation is not limited to the example measures set out in Article 3. The main criteria for determining whether measures are suitable is that they are effective in preventing and terminating acts of enforced disappearances.
January 15, 1996
Article 3 [DPPED]