"New and alarming patterns" of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid

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A wall of photos at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the site of infamous Security Prison S-21, documents the Khmer Rouge’s brutal treatment of detainees. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The practice of enforced disappearance is not decreasing, it's "morphing", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made the remarks in a video message to a High-Level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly, where he warned about "new and alarming patterns" that are emerging in the context of migration, internal conflict and violent extremism.

Ten years ago, on 17 February, an international treaty was adopted by Member States with the aim of protecting all persons from enforced disappearance or secret detention.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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