ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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satory. It does not concern itself with the question of determining responsibility for specific cases of disappearances or for other human rights violations which may have occurred in the course of disappearances. In sum, the group's activity is humanitarian in nature!' The group deals "exclusively" with governments "in transmitting cases of disappearances". It bases itself on the principle of governmental responsibility. "If, however, disappearances are attributed to terrorist or insurgent movements fighting the government on its own territory, the working group has refrained from processing them. The group considers that, as a matter of principle, such groups mav not be approached with a view to investigating or clarifying disappearances for which they are held responsible." The report says, Reports on disappearances are considered admissible by the working group when they originate from the family or friends of the missing person. Such reports may, however, be channelled to the working group through representatives of the family, governments, inter-governmental organisations, humanitarian organisations and other reliable sources. They must be submitted in writing with a clear indication of the identity of the sender. In order to enable governments to carry out meaningful investigations, the working group provides them with information containing at least a minimum of basic data.

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