“Enforced disappearance of persons”

Jurisdiction: United Nations United Nations

The arrest, detention or abduction of persons by, or with the authorization, support or acquiescence of, a state or a political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge that deprivation of freedom or to give information on the fate or whereabouts of those persons, with the intention of removing them from the protection of the law for a prolonged period of time.

Source: Rome Statute article 7, Crimes against humanity, International Criminal Court