31. Convention for the Protection of Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance1 provides that no one may be subjected to enforced disappearance2, which is defined as the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the state or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorisation, support or acquiescence of the state, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law