UN experts will visit Spain from 23 to 30 September to determine what happened to thousands of people who just ‘disappeared’ in the Franco-era.
The Working Group will spent its time visiting Madrid and Andalucía to meet with officials, relatives of disappeared persons, lawyers and academics.
The group endeavours to establish a channel of communication between the families and the Governments concerned, to ensure that individual cases are investigated, with the objective of clarifying the whereabouts of persons who, having disappeared, are placed outside the protection of the law.
At the end of the visit, on 30 September 2013, the Working Group will hold a press conference in Madrid at the Hotel NH Paseo del Prado, at 16h00.
A final report on the visit will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in 2014.
For more information on the Working Group, log on to: www.ohchr.org