On behalf of the AFAD, we wish you a happy new year 2011! Let us make this year a fruitful year for respect of human rights and the attainment of justice and peace.
Last year has been a successful year for the struggle against enforced disappearance. The International Convention entered into force on 23 December 2010. At the time of this treaty’s entry into force, it had 88 signatories and 21 ratifications.
The Voice is a bi-annual publication of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). It is providing you with the latest on human rights with focus on involuntary disappearance issue within the Asian region. AFAD welcomes contributions but reserves editorial rights.
Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso
Sara La Rocca and Ivanka Custodio