Forced disappearance
In international human rights law, a forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party w...
In Duterte’s Philippines, here’s how one man survived when a death squad came after him
Since Duterte became president, at least 3,300 people have been killed.
Mass Murderer Confesses on the Radio
There was something about the voice of the killer calling in to the late-night talk show that burned into the conscience of the Chilean nation: not just the fact of the multiple murders he said he com...
Inside Kenya's Death Squads
For the first time members of Kenya’s counter-terrorism police admit to “eliminating” suspected Muslim radicals. Speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, officers from four units of Ke...
Operation Condor
Operation Condor (Spanish: Operación Cóndor, also known as Plan Cóndor, Portuguese: Operação Condor) was a campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations a...
Augusto Pinochet's arrest and trial
General Augusto Pinochet was indicted for human rights violations committed in his native Chile by Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón on 10 October 1998. He was arrested in London six days later and h...
Human rights in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Iraq's era under President Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Secret police, torture, mass murder, rape, deportations, forced disappearances, assassinations, chemi...
Human rights in Western Sahara
The Government of Morocco sees Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. The Moroccan government considers the Polisario Front as a separatist movement given the alleged Moroccan origins of some of it...
Years of Lead (Morocco)
The Years of Lead (Arabic: سنوات الرصاص‎ Sanawāt ar-Ruṣāṣ) is the term used especially by former opponents to the rule of King Hassan II of Morocco to describe a period of his rule (mainly t...
Missing persons (Pakistan)
Missing persons is a generic term used in Pakistan to refer to the alleged ostensibly hundreds of persons in Pakistan who have been forcefully disappeared by the different security and law enforcement...
Enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s. A 1999 study by the United Nations found that Sri Lanka had the second highest number of disappearances in the world and that 12,000 ...
Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to life The article contains a limited exception for the cases of lawful executions and sets out strictly controlled circumstanc...
Operation Gladio
Operation Gladio (Italian: Operazione Gladio) is the codename for a clandestine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) "stay-behind" operation in Europe during the Cold War. Its purpose was to...
North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter
North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter is a book by Japanese activist and Narkan founder Saike Yokota. The book is about her daughter, Megumi, who was kidnapped in 1977 at the age of 13, in an incident rel...
In Duterte’s Philippines, here’s how one man survived when a death squad came after him
Since Duterte became president, at least 3,300 people have been killed.
Carmelo Soria
Carmelo Soria (Madrid, 5 November 1921 – Santiago de Chile, 16 July 1976) was a Spanish-Chilean United Nations diplomat. A member of the CEPAL (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and...
International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances
The International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) gathers organizations of families of disappeared and human rights NGOs working in a nonviolent manner against the practice of enforc...
Operativo Independencia
Operativo Independencia (Spanish for "Operation Independence") was the code-name of the Argentine military operation in the Tucumán Province, started in 1975 to crush the ERP —Ejército Revolucionario ...
Mass Murderer Confesses on the Radio
There was something about the voice of the killer calling in to the late-night talk show that burned into the conscience of the Chilean nation: not just the fact of the multiple murders he said he com...
Zelmar Michelini
Zelmar Michelini (20 May 1924, Montevideo, Uruguay – 20 May 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a Uruguayan reporter and politician, assassinated in Buenos Aires in 1976 as part of Operation Condor.
Megumi Yokota
Megumi Yokota (横田 めぐみ, Yokota Megumi) (born 5 October 1964) is a Japanese woman who was abducted by a North Korean agent in 1977, when she was a thirteen year old junior high school student. ...
Extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances in the Philippines
Extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances in the Philippines are illegal liquidations, unlawful or felonious killings and forced disappearances in the Philippines. These are forms of extrajudic...
Akkoç v. Turkey
Akkoç v. Turkey 2000, Nos. 22947 & 8/93, ECHR 2000-X, was a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the extent of the right to life.The case involved the Kurd Zübeyir Akkoç in Tur...
Liliana Delfino
Liliana Delfino was an Argentine Marxist militant. Along with her husband Mario Roberto Santucho, she was among the leaders of ERP, an armed Marxist organization. She was arrested and killed by the mi...
Takeo Hiranuma
Takeo Hiranuma (平沼 赳夫 Hiranuma Takeo, born 3 August 1939 in Shibuya, Tokyo) is a Japanese politician and chairperson of the Party for Future Generations.
Takeo Hiranuma was adopted by his maternal...
Carlos Lorca
Carlos Enrique Lorca Tobar (November 19, 1944 - disappeared 1975), was a Chilean physician, president of the Students' Federation and then deputy for Valdivia province and leader of the Socialist Part...
Munir Mengal
Muni Mengal is the head of Baloch Voice TV, a Balochi language television channel. On 4 April 2006, 3 months before the channel was due to launch, he went missing when he arrived at Karachi Airport fr...