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Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances: Philippines

In international human rights law, an enforced disappearance occurs when a person is secretly abducted by a state, political organization, or by a third party.

Population¹: 100,981,437

In the Philippines, around 2,300 people remain missing since the 1970's, according to the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD).² Amnesty International published a 2016 report regarding human rights in the Philippines that can be found here.


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