Enforced Disappearance Legal Database

General Comment on women affected by enforced disappearances

Key Judgment


Legal Relevance

Economic/Social/Cultural Rights | Relatives as Victims | Right to Know the Truth | Effective Remedy | Children/Youth

The General Comment explains the realisation of the Declaration's provisions through gender lenses. It notes that the suffering of women affected by enforced disappearances is twofold - as relatives of men who have been disappeared, and as victims themselves. The latter implies various forms of gender-based violence. The Comment emphasises states' obligation to integrate a gender approach in all measures, including legislative, administrative, and judicial.

Judgment Date

November 9, 2012

Country

Universal

Judicial Body

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Articles violated

Article 2 [DPPED], Article 3 [DPPED], Article 4 [DPPED], Article 6 [DPPED], Article 13 [DPPED], Article 19 [DPPED], Article 21 [DPPED]

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