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Extra-Judicial Killing: Enforced Disappearance And Human Rights

Tanushree Das, LLM (International Law), Chandigarh University


The enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing are undoubtedly two of the most odious Human Rights violations. Victims of these violations are stripped of all their rights and privileges, and are placed defenceless in front of their victimisers with no protection from the law. Every enforced disappearance violates a list of basic human rights, including the right to security and dignity of an individual, the right not to be subject to any kind of torture or any other kind of cruel and inhuman as well as degrading treatment, the right to human conditions concerning detention, the right to legal personality, a fair trial, a family and to life. Enforced disappearance has long been characterised as the destitution of an individual's personal liberty guaranteed by the state authorities along with the absence of the Human Rights guaranteed by the state as well as the international authorities.

Keywords: Enforced Disappearance, Extra-judicial Killings, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, International Conventions, India, National Law.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

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