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Human Rights in Cape Verde

Human Rights Concerns

In 2009, Amnesty International launched a campaign to demand justice for the disappeared in Cape Verde and nine other countries. Governments use enforced disappearance as a tool of repression to silence dissent and eliminate political opposition, as well as to persecute ethnic, religious and political groups.

The UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance recognizes the families' rights to know the truth about the fate of a disappeared person and to obtain reparations.

Every year during International Day of the Disappeared, we remember the disappeared and demands justice for victims of enforced disappearances.