Overcoming tensions between family and judicial procedures
31-12-2002 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 848, by Vasuki Nesiah
Mechanisms designed to address the phenomenon of persons missing as a result of armed conflict or gross violations of human rights are examined in this article in terms of how well these mechanisms address three categories of needs of families of missing persons: information, accountability and acknowledgment. The analysis highlights the importance of establishing a plurality of mechanisms which respond to the diverse needs and priorities of victim families.