UN often first to listen to families of the disappeared

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Bernard Duhaime, Vice-Chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, briefs journalists. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The more than 40,000 cases of people worldwide who have been arrested, detained or abducted against their will represent human beings, not numbers, a UN human rights expert has said.

Bernard Duhaime is vice-chair of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

One of its main tasks is to assist families in determining the fate or whereabouts of their relatives who have disappeared, for example, through action by their governments.

Stéphanie Coutrix asked Mr Duhaime about the group's work and impact.

Duration: 4'14"

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